A lot has been said and written about the G20 Toronto Summit - good, bad, and ugly.
I'm going to throw my hat into the ring and say that this is all Harper's doing. He's that dumb kid who offers up his parent's house for the big homecoming party. What a dork, "Hey guys, wanna party at my house? Yeah, my folks are cool..." You'll forever be a knob, Harper. By the way, I'm pretty sure Obama and Sarkozy know that you can't hang... And they laugh about it with each other.
I just don't "get" Harper. It's that look on his face, especially in his eyes - that crazy, snow dog look. I mentioned it on The Debaters, and I'll say it again - Harper looks at you like a huskie that got smacked in the face with a frying pan. It's a little crazy. The Canadian media comments on his considerably high level of emotional detachment, and his spin doctors are consistently working to counter that by offering up fluff pieces with him playing with kittens and Bryan Adams. Is his level of emotional detachment such that he's a clinical psychopath? I don't know. But what I do know is that his reps, no matter how hard they try, haven't been able to shake off this bad PR -- because his biggest PR problem is literally a part of his face!
He's a clever guy, though. One of the most distractionary PMs we've ever had. Getting the Canadian masses to look at one thing or another, while he slides through all sorts of legislation. Who knows what really went down during G20. All I saw was a huge spectacle at the expense of Toronto, while Harper and his G20 buddies watched the 'Big Show' from their comfy, Muskoka chairs in cottage country.
Oh, and he made a fake lake right next to the real lake... case closed.