Saturday, February 09, 2008

A new nickname for Stephen Harper: The Automaton

The Economist magazine has a new nickname for Stephen Harper: The Automaton. Seems appropriate to me. And these are, after all, the same folks that gave us Mr. Dithers so who knows, maybe the nickname will catch on.

The automaton goes on and on

Jan 24th 2008 | OTTAWA
From The Economist print edition

In two years in office Stephen Harper has earned respect but not love. Yet Canadians show no sign of tiring of bloodless politics

But Mr Harper has been unable to do much more than survive. Respected for his competence, he has all the charisma of an automaton. “I thought that people needed time to get used to Mr Harper,” says Roger Gibbins of the Canada West Foundation, an Alberta-based think-tank. “But it's turned out that to know Harper is not to love him.”

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