Sunday, September 13, 2009

In Praise Of Michaelle Jean!

I never thought I would say this, because I was so sure Michaelle was a bad choice as Governor General, but I like this lady a lot!

I was worried because her husband had connections to the separatists, but she is a smart lady, and has represented Canada with honour.

I especially liked her respect for our northern friends, and her support for the seal hunt. I can't believe she wasn't queasy just seeing a dead animal, but to eat a small piece of the heart, was very brave.

Then we have her dancing:

And she is a strong supporter of our military:

GG says war in Afghanistan far from 'lost cause'

Jean wiped away tears while laying flowers at the centotaph at Kandahar Airfield, which bears the names of 129 Canadian soldiers killed as part of the Afghan mission since it began in 2002 -- including Maj. Yannick Pepin and Master Cpl. Jean-Francois Drouin, both of whom died Sunday when their convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device, or IED.

"It's painful when we see our soldiers being wounded or being killed by these IEDs," Jean said in an interview with The Canadian Press.

"But we have to remember that every time they try to destroy those terrible weapons, they're saving lives of civilians here and the Afghan children."

Jean later told several hundred Canadian troops that their deeds would not be forgotten.

"Know that your fellow Canadians are very proud of what you accomplish here and are very much aware of the sacrifices you make," she said.

"You have come to this troubled area of the world to defend the democratic ideals to which all peoples should be able to aspire. You, who risk everything to create a safe environment . . . (for) the women, children and men of Afghanistan."

..... She said the suggestion that Canada's war in Afghanistan is a "lost cause" hurts her deeply.

"I think it's important to see that our efforts are not in vain, and when we hear Afghan people and even children saying that the priority is security -- this is what they hope for," she said.

"It's very important that Canadians realize that, yes, our soldiers are taking many risks, but are also doing something that is absolutely exceptional."

I think she has been an outstanding representative for our country. She is warm, attractive, and understanding of people who are less fortunate. She is truly a woman that personifies our country, our diverseness, and our ability to wrap all peoples in our countries arms.

Funny how I can't find that video where she was very passionate about supporting our troops. Anyone have a link to that video?


maryT said...

Great tribute to our GG. It is obvious the liberals do not like our troops, Senator Kenny saying it is a lost cause in Afghan, and that post card sent by Hedy Fry are two examples.
Wonder how many votes libs have lost with those two actions.
Didn't look like a great crowd for Layton today in Edmonton, and Duncan wasn't even shown on our local news.

Reid said...

I agree. I was very critical of her at first as choice for GG. I'm glad I was wrong. I think she's one of the best we've ever had. It's the one and only thing I'll thank Paul Martin for.