Canadian Embassy Says Obama/NAFTA Rumours are False
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Roy Norton, the minister of public affairs for the Canadian embassy, is flatly denying that any Obama campaign official spoke to the Canadian ambassador in recent days or told him that Obama's anti-NAFTA stump speech is merely "campaign rhetoric."
"No, none," Norton told me when I asked him if Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador to the U.S., had spoken to any Obama advisers recently. He added: "Neither before the Ohio debate nor since has any presidential campaign called Ambassador Wilson about NAFTA."
Oh. Okay then. I wonder if the corporate media will run with it anyway. ::stifling laughter::
Norton did allow, however, that the embassy on the staff level had discussed multiple issues, including NAFTA, with the Obama and Hillary campaigns at various times, and had urged them to look at NAFTA in a positive light.
Good thing Obama's rapid response was nimble enough to jump on this so quickly. That's another good sign of things to come when the opposition accuses him of really bad things like, you know, being a Muslim or not wearing flag pins or something.
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