Wednesday, June 05, 2002
Mr. Chrétien said defeating the government would leave the country with the choice of Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper, upon whom he heaped scorn for promoting a closer relationship with the United States.
"Do they want to have Harper, who says that we should go on our knees in front of the Americans and if they kick you in the back you have to turn and say 'I hope, sir, that you did not hurt your foot?' " he asked disdainfully.
You know a Canadian politician is in trouble when he pushes the cheap-and-easy reflexive anti-American button.