TRAVELS WITH BUBBLE BOY
I see that on his Canada trip Bush is in no danger of being exposed to deadly disagreement germs:
Opposition leaders won't be welcome at any of U.S. President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Paul Martin's handful of meetings Tuesday. Both NDP Leader Jack Layton and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe have been all but frozen out of the president's two-day visit.
A senior official in the Prime Minister's Office said the Bloc and NDP's written requests to meet with Bush will be turned down....
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will get a brief opportunity to meet Bush on Tuesday, but only because rules require it, the official said.
Layton accused the PMO of pushing aside opposition leaders in an attempt to shield Bush from having to address touchy issues like ballistic missile defence....
The story goes on to note that nothing like this happened when Vicente Fox went to Canada last month. Then again, it's not at all clear that God personally chose Fox to lead his country.