The  CBC sagely intones:

Two high-profile international events bookended Harper’s year: welcoming the immensely popular U.S. President Barack Obama to Ottawa in February and making an overdue sojourn to China in December. Both generated mainly positive reviews.”

Wow, our PM is really rocking the house with deeply important meetings and visits vital to all Canadians.

“Harper began the year facing huge political potholes at home but opted to hit the road internationally — a time-honoured coping mechanism of Canadian prime ministers.”

I guess we can gloss over stimulus-gate, the imperial misadventure in Afghanistan, and the perilous state of the Canadian social fabric.

“Move along move along…nothing to see here….”

*rolls eyes*