tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Canadian oil is fine," says McCain

Canada's worst fear: We're not foreign!

In an exchange at tonight's third and final US Presidential debate, on the subject of America's addiction to "foreign oil," Senator John McCain let loose a quip that sends shudders down the spines of Canadians. McCain noted that America needs to reduce its reliance on Middle Eastern oil and on Venezuelan oil. "But Canadian oil is fine." He went on to allege that if America gets tough with Canada - tries to lump Canada in with those "foreign oil" places, as McCain accuses Senator Barack Obama of doing - then "Canada will turn around and sell that oil to China."

Was that a subtle threat? If we sell our oil to China, will we get an Operation Canadian Freedom up our *ss?

And will the Canadian oil market surge tomorrow on the strength of McCain's plan to annex Canada? Stay tuned.

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