Monday, October 19, 2009

He's just a cool kitten, handing out mittens...

Premier Gordon Campbell went to New York City bearing gifts on Monday, making a number of appearances including an early morning appearance on the Today show, which of course just happens to be on that American network NBC which is hosting the American television of the Olympics in 2010.

The Premier faced the hardened journalists of the early morning television show, offering up responses to such hard hitting questions as:

1. Are you ready?

2. Will there be snow?

3. Will Canada win a gold medal at its own Olympics.

Once the news making was out of the way, the Premier provided complimentary mittens to the NBC hosts, just helping them out with their wardrobe for 2010. Always the politician, and as if to prove that indeed he's not the Grinch with a heart three sizes too small, the Premier gave his mittens to a lady in the audience who had told the Premier that her hands were cold.

After the grilling from the investigative types of NBC, he was off to the UN, where he and Vanoc Chairman John Furlong will introduce a UN resolution calling on the nations of the world to suspend their hostilities during the Olympic Games of February. (Furlong's address to the UN is available as a webcast on the UNTV website). Their stop at the UN is part of the traditional presentation of the Olympic truce resolution, a call for peace during the games.

When his appearance at the UN is at an end, he and Mr. Furlong will be off to Greece where they will be there for the lighting of the Olympic flame and the beginning of its trip to Canada and the journey it will take across this nation on the way back to Vancouver for February.

Globe and Mail-- The Campbell Roadshow
Canadian Press-- Premier Gordon Campbell promotes B.C. and Olympics during New York meetings
News 1130-- Premier does the Today Show
CBC News-- Campbell hits NYC to promote Olympics

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