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Is it a big deal or not?

There are over 7,000 news stories on Google right now about Obama's "first official visit to foreign soil" aka his jog up to Canada to talk about why they shouldn't be mad about the US Steel provision of the spendulus. When the campaign was still going, Palin was derided for having foreign relations experience that involved trade negotiations with Canada as not being remarkable or important enough. So why is it a big enough deal now that it's been reported for days as the "first foreign relations mission" of the Oval office? Shouldn't it be equally as insignificant and laughable that his first jump into foreign negotiation is with "just Canada?"

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 10:49 AM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (12)
  • I giggled when they said "foreign relations" and "Canada" in the same sentence.
    Momtocccd

    Answer by Momtocccd at 11:33 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Absolutely, positively and without a doubt.......
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 10:52 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • it's the same with all presidents.
    their first trip out of the country is a big deal.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 10:59 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • wooo hooo.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:27 AM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • yep....
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:07 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • lol me too Momtocccd
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:11 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Well... he has to save face after the financial director in China said he "hates us" but they're going to loan us money anyway. Canada is one of the only nations that isn't openly laughing at us.
    brandyj

    Answer by brandyj at 12:26 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Well... he has to save face after the financial director in China said he "hates us" but they're going to loan us money anyway. Canada is one of the only nations that isn't openly laughing at us.

    ya they just laugh behind our backs!!!!
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 12:31 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • Why not?
    U.S needs help from Canada. Most of the oil supply comes from Canada. Canada's troops are supporting us in Iraq.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

  • I suppose it's impressive considering his lack of executive experience. Palin has more than him, so it stands to reason that she would be slapped down (besides the fact that much of the MSM loves to slap her down for sport). I wonder if Obama brushed up on his Canadian before he made his trip aboot foreign relations, eh?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Feb. 19, 2009