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The Prime Minister goes Bollywood


 

Or, more accurately, Stephen Harper claps as people dance around him.


 

The Prime Minister goes Bollywood

  1. Stephen Harper claps as people dance around him.

    In other words, it was exactly the same as a Conservative caucus meeting.

    • Not so.

      Those dancers were clearly not taking instructions from Harper and not one of them stopped and said "Mr. Prime Minister, you are the greatest and, on behalf of the entire world, I am so grateful that you have deigned to reign over us."

  2. The "tragic" thing about this is the PM goes to the Jewish place in Mumbai, but not to the hotel or the rail station where many more people died in the Nov '08 attacks.

    He also seems to think that this kind of pandering works on "ethnic" voters, or for that matter, on anybody else. The cluenessness and tone-deafness of this man, or at least the people around him, are staggering.

    It is also very insulting for a visiting foreign leader not to go to the capital, New Delhi, first and visit with the leaders before "dancing" in Bollywood. Also, if you're going to a memorial, lay a wreath at Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, first before going anywhere else.

    Someone teach this man about respect, please. The Indian leaders must be bemused at this man, much like the rest of the world I'd imagine.

    • Someone teach this man about respect, please. The Indian leaders must be bemused at this man, much like the rest of the world I'd imagine.

      You're hallucinating. I haven't seen anything that suggests any controversy whatsoever about any aspect of the Prime Minister's Indian visit.

      The coverage in the Indian media, the Canadian media, and the Canadian ethnic media has all been either neutral or positive.

      • "He also seems to think that this kind of pandering works on 'ethnic' voters, or for that matter, on anybody else. The cluenessness and tone-deafness of this man, or at least the people around him, are staggering."

        Yep, that Stephen Harper is totally out of touch with what makes ethnic voters tick. Completely clueless and tone-deaf, he is. At this rate he'll never be able to make inroads into ethnic voting blocs. And those are really important votes to have; without them, he'll never become Prime Minister. Oh, wait… you say he's the PM now? Well golly.

    • If I'm not mistaken, PM Harper met wit the Indian PM only two days ago in Singapore. The Indian PM may not even have arrived back home yet.

  3. I don’t get it. Why would you go on that show? Maybe he was just having some fun, but it’s plain weird. What can we expect next – Steve on Survival island or whatever current reality garbage is out there?

    • Harper wasn't actually on the show. He was just visiting the set.

      • Oh ok…that’s a little embarrassing…for me that is. Still why the hell did the voice over go n about this possibly topping his NAC stint?

        • I have no idea, but Harper's Bollywood visit was really just a photo-op, jazzed up with music and dancing. The voice over was just being cute with the NAC reference.

          Having said that, if you're wondering when Harper will try to top his NAC shtick, wait until the China visit at the start of December. ;-)

          • I don’t want to spoil the surprise but…he and yo yo are going to headline a national [ impromptu of course] a karoke session …in Mandarin.
            And to top it off he’s going to do a swan dive off the 50metre board at their olympic acquatic centre with the pano aaand still playing with a little help from my friends. Am i even close?

          • Heh… something like that. He'll also be co-starring in one of those "fish out of water" buddy cop movies with Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The wire-assisted fight scenes are supposed to be spectacular. (John Baird was Harper's body double for the most dangerous stunts).

        • Typical MSM pandering to Harper. They will sell any storyline he cooks up without question or filter. Oh for the days of a vibrant and non-pliant media when Chretien and Martin were PM.

  4. can anyone else note the smoke coming out of the harper haters heads of late … it is so hilarious to read some of the posts … thank you guys becuase more than likey you will be the reason for the CPC majority coming up .. provided Stevie boy gets decides to bring his budget in early in mid to end jan say and then the ball is the LPT's court – it might not happen but if it does I can't wait –

    • The only peson smoking anything around here is you with your odes to Stevie boy. He’s the PM for crying out loud…not a rock star.

  5. Reminds me of Vision TV on weekends. Great stuff.

  6. Harper's got the Indo-Canadian vote sewn up. He can work on the Polish-Canadian vote by going to Warsaw. Later, he can reach out to German-Canadians by visiting Stettin and Breslau.

  7. strange i didn't know about it.
    Thanks for the article.

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