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Yo, Steve — Wassup?

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Much is being said about President Bush calling our man Harper “Steve” earlier this week. While many are saying this indicates the two men are now chums, I’m more inclined to think the opposite — that Bush really has no idea what Harper is like at all. I could be wrong, but Harper really doesn’t strike me as a “Steve” — he seems far too uptight for anything more casual than “Stephen.”
Plus, calling a Stephen “Steve” really isn’t very original. I’d be far more interested had Georgie lobbed out a “Steve-o,” “Sparky” or “Chuckles”.
Thoughts? Anyone else have some potential pet names for the PM?

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