parody airing on Canadian television
depicts an unusual type of summit between President Bush and
Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. In the sketch, based
on the acclaimed film about a love affair between two
cowboys, Harper and Bush are portrayed naked from the
waist up in a tent. Images of their faces are pasted
over actors' bodies.
At one point,
Bush throws cherries at Harper's nipples, which are covered
with whipped cream. After the cherries land, separatist
politician Andre Boisclair, who cooperated with
filming of the spot, is seen opening the tent flap and
stiffly saying that Quebec won't get involved ''in
something like that.''
The sketch was
filmed for the MusiMax music and entertainment channel but
was leaked to French-language TV stations, upsetting members
of the provincial Liberal government of Premier Jean
Charest. ''I leave it to Mr. Boisclair to defend his
judgment,'' said Quebec's education minister,
Boisclair, who is
gay and the leader of Parti Quebecois, later said he
regretted the entire episode: ''It's quite obvious I
wouldn't do it again.'' (AP)
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