Musings —06.29.2011 09:26 AM—
Why, you might ask, was he compelled to write now about this issue? Is it in fact even an “issue”?
For him, I can testify, it was. He deeply despised those Conservative “Just Visiting” ads, and my sense was that they wounded him on a personal level.
At the time, I recall thinking that the little political tableau was replete with irony: one leader was a Canadian who had lived in the United States, and desperately wanted to prove he was Canadian.
The other leader was a Canadian who lived here, but who desperately wanted to be an American.
The self-hater won. Happens a lot, in my experience.