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how ’bout ‘the foreigner’

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Thanks to Savage Washington for this heads up on Dana Milbank’s treatment of the Harper visit to Georgeville D.C.
So, other nickames for Harper (see below)? The Canadian. The Foreigner. Belt-Buckle Guy. And my favorite… Bufuddled.
Here’s a great bit:
As foreigners go, Harper is the sort who would appeal even to the isolationists among us. A youthful 47, he has JFK good looks and, like Bush, wore gray suit, silvery hair, and blue shirt, tie and eyes. His accent sounded downright American, except when he said words such as “again” and “processes.” And though he spoke in French, it clearly wasn’t his mother tongue; he asked a reporter how to say “missile defense” in French.

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