Saturday, April 04, 2009

NATO to Peter MacKay: We're just not that into you

Up until just a few hours ago it looked to the adoring Canadian right wing press like he still had a shot, but now NATO has invited Peter MacKay to seek other opportunities and chosen Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen to head NATO.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish Prime Minister, was selected the next secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in a surprise reversal of an awkward political deadlock Saturday afternoon.

“We all agree and are unanimous in this nomination,” said Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the current secretary-general.

Hopefully he's used to rejection by now...

2 comments:

A reader said...

What's interesting about this development is the choice now facing Elizabeth May.

She would have loved to run in a by-election in Central Nova, but now the only one available is in New Westminster-Coquitlam, BC. Her comments to the Halifax Chronicle-Herald of the other week that running out west was not "as palatable" to her, elicited a bit of a bad reaction out there, so she's going to figure out whether to break her promise to run in a by-election, or pick up stakes and move across the country.

Cliff said...

Elizabeth May: 14 minutes and counting.

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