Bush to Canadian PM: 'Yo, Harper!'

Commander-in-chief his ever-so-diplomatic self at G8 summit
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2008 12:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Mixing Texas diplomacy with the high diplomacy of the G8 summit in Japan, President Bush showed off his characteristically casual behavior today by introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to another leader with a "Yo, Harper!" Bush landed British PM Tony Blair in hot water at a 2006 summit with a similar greeting, then proceeded to shock German Chancellor Angela Merkel with a brief back massage. (Read more George W. Bush stories.)

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