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Thread #57719 Message #910210
Posted By: gnu
14-Mar-03 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: American jokes
Subject: RE: BS: American jokes
Perhaps not a joke, but, during the Prince Edward Island potatoe crisis a couple of years ago, (the PVYN (PVN ?) virus was found in one corner of one farmer's field in PEI and the Yanks just refused to let ANY potatoes across the border from the Maritimes) President Bush was wined and dined by our big guy, Jean. For nearly four days, Garge was served Patates d'Isle du Prince Edouard (close enough) at every meal. At the end of the trip, Jean asked him about the quality of the spuds. After he responded most favourably, Jean had a "talk" with him and the outright ban at the border was lifted.