Sunday, January 29, 2006

the year of the dog revisited

cartoon by Olson

Speaking of the year of the dog, I just saw this cartoon in the local rag and it gave me a good laugh. Since Canada elected its first Conservative government in many moons last week, the pundits have been saying that the increasingly frosty relations between Canada and the United States will soon be patched up. Here's proof. Good boy, Harper. But how do we keep him off the furniture?


Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

I like the way you related the two themes. I am beginning to think that Harper perhaps will give the Canadian people a few surprises over the next two years in order to garner national support. In regards to the Arctic waters problem, and raising the topic all on his own, he has already said, "It is the Canadian people we get our mandate from, not the ambassador of the United States." Perhaps this new lap dog of ours truly has a large set of teeth after all.

29/1/06 11:44 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

And Blair is a little lap dog... and he's not even meant to be conservative...

29/1/06 11:56 a.m.  
Anonymous Artnut said...

It's pretty easy to play big dog with an issue that is virtually off the US radar, though. Arctic Waters is pretty darn low on the Canadian/US issues list as I understand it, so it's safe for him to growl. Let's see if he rolls over on softwood lumber, combat troops in the US's next invasion of a sovereign country, missile defense, etc.

29/1/06 2:37 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Brian: My biggest wish is that Harper will do the right thing in any given situation, even if it's not the Right thing, if you catch my drift.

Caroline: Is that what 'New Labour' means? 'Old Conservative'?

Artnut: Down, boy. But you do get a cookie for your intelligent observations.

29/1/06 6:25 p.m.  
Blogger kyknoord said...

As long as he doesn't shed on the upholstery.

30/1/06 12:07 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great cartoon. I like the way cartoonists depict GWB's facial features as a throwback to either cro-magnon or neanderthal man.


30/1/06 1:14 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Kyknoord: He may just be one of those non-shedding breeds, sloughing off all dirt that comes near him. Paul Martin clearly is not so lucky.

Detlef: Throwback? :)

30/1/06 7:04 a.m.  
Blogger Wrye said...

I'm sorry, I can't think of a dog-related pun about Harper and missile defence. Something about putting a fence around a yard and then digging under it, that's all I've got.

Oh, hey...what a lovely blog you have here, Andrea. I feel like I should have brought flowers.

30/1/06 1:16 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Harper is our new Prime Minister??? WOW I didn't noticed.... :o)

30/1/06 2:04 p.m.  
Blogger Catnapping said...

excellent post. thank you.

30/1/06 5:01 p.m.  

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