W's First Post-Presidental Speech Is In The Houston Of Canada
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Calgary, and the surrounding province of Alberta, is oil land and politically conservative. Lots of oil execs shuttle back and forth between the two cities.
"Alberta's a very conservative province and he's certainly seen as friendly to the oil industry," David Taras, a political analyst at the University of Calgary, told the Calgary Herald. "He's choosing a safe place to go test his image."
The reaction of Canada's prime minister was pretty good:
Asked whether he welcomes Bush's visit to Calgary, Premier Ed Stelmach's response was curt before leaving a media conference Thursday. "He's a free man, can travel to any country he wants," the premier said.Say hello from Texas, W.
-- Richard Connelly