Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Is Harper a true hockey fan?

Hard to say, I know lots of true hockey fans. They pay for tickets to see their favorite team, and they watch the whole game. They don't leave 4 minutes before the game is over. They don't miss the last goal of the game, and they don't miss the 3 stars.

The biggest faux pas by far has to be our Prime Minister Stephen Harper leaving Team Canada's game against Finland before the singing of the national anthem after the game! Now, I have seen previous examples of heads of government watching sporting events and not leaving. During the Rugby World Cup Nicholas Sarkozy watched all of France's games. He was even there in defeat against Argentina and England, and was seen singing the national anthem with everyone else. New Zealand's Prime Minister Helen Clarke stayed to the bitter end for the All Blacks defeat in Cardiff to France in the 2007 Rugby world cup quarter finals, not leaving early. Though kiwis contend they left the world cup early last year.

Harper claims to be a huge hockey fan and a Canadian nationalist. Leaving the hockey game early really doesn't help this cause. This just goes to show why Stephane Dion is more trustworthy than Harper. If he was a real leader and man of the people he would have stayed to the end, and sang the anthem with the crowd. He is also not a true hockey fan, because we stay to the end regardless of score.

-Jamie

6 comments:

Jay said...

"Harper claims to be a huge hockey fan and a Canadian nationalist."

Thats what he's been told to portray (by american fluffers) but obviously it was just a photo op. No true hockey fan leaves before the game is over. A PM who couldn't even stay for the national anthem is horrific. Maybe they should have played the stars and stripes, I am sure that would have worked.

Now I have actually seen footage of Stephane Dion playing hockey.

WesternGrit said...

Stephen Harper could never had actually played hockey - he was the biggest nerd in high school (seen the pics?). He was a Dungeons and Dragons playing, speed-metal listening, cat-eating, un-athletic loser... His "coolest" moments came when he became the face of the National Citizen's Coalition, that band of crazy right-wing NeoConSociopaths...

WesternGrit said...

... not that there's anything wrong with playing D&D for those who do... lol...

Anonymous said...

Deborah Grey said that when Harper was her assistant - he had no interest in hockey - he was a policy wonk.

Apparently, George Bush Jr. bought the ranch at Crawford for "image" purposes and apparently when he's finished being president they won't be staying there much longer.

You know darn well Harper's hockey thing is just to try to show he's one of the guys and it so happens his son plays.

This so-called book he's writing about hockey - uh, there have been no end of books written - don't see why another one is needed at this point in time.

ottlib said...

Careful Westerngrit. I may just have to dust off my old D&D character and have him fireball your ass. LOL

stageleft said...

So he lied about something else, he's a national politician and the leader of a major political party.... what else would we reasonably expect?