And, in case you were wondering, in conversation he was smart, perceptive and very funny. (Very.)
This picture was taken backstage at the OREA event (more pix here and here and here).
We talked, for just a minute, about Kennebunkport, and about how I’ve been going there for years with my kids and family and friends. He said he plans to start spending more time there himself.
Listening to him, I was reminded of what my former boss Jean Chretien told us, when we wondered about the White House reaction to our decision to not participate in the invasion of Iraq.
“He’s a very nice guy,” said the Canadian Prime Minister. “He’s always been a very nice guy.”￼￼￼
Today, at the kick-ass OREA conference – which earlier features Jean Chretien, Doug Ford, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott – I’m on a panel (with my sister Adrienne, Kathleen and Chad). Just before George W. Bush!
How do you warm up a crowd for a US president? Can I tell Dick Cheney jokes? Do I wear a MISSION ACCOMPLISHED T-shirt? Do we shoot the shit about the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport?
Anyway. Should be a lot of fun. Later.
At CTFN, my daughter’s First Nation.
I am a full-service fellow airline passenger.
He will be impeached in the House. But the Senate will not remove him, of course.
Doesn’t matter. It will increasingly obsess him and his team, it will drain their already-thin resources, and it will hobble his re-election effort.
Which means it’ll work.