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Does this Man Know Enough to be President?



Associated Press, 7 March 2000
Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG),  globalresearch.ca   5 November 2001

OTTAWA - Stung by a quiz about foreign leaders earlier in his campaign, presidential candidate (George W. Bush now has fallen victim to a foreign-affairs prank.

Canadians are chuckling over his on-air answer when a comic posing as a reporter made up a story that Canadian Prime Minister "Jean Poutine" had endorsed him. "I appreciate his strong statement; He understands I believe in free trade," Bush replied.

Canada's prime minister is Jean Chretien, not Poutine, and he has endorsed no one in U.S. politics. Poutine is a fast-food meal of french fries, gravy and cheese curd popular in Quebec.

The stunt was pulled by comic Rick Mercer from "This Hour Has 22 Minutes," a satirical TV show in Canada.


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