Kathy Shaidle, our favorite Canadian, wonders why (in this piece for the Dallas Morning News) the country that produced Jim Carrey and Mike Myers has no sense of humor when it comes absolutely loathing America and–it goes without saying–President George W. Bush. Here’s the warm Canadian welcome that the Great White North is currently extending our president, as Kathy reports:

“‘ In Ottawa, Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party (i.e., the socialists), will attend a formal reception for the president — right after he leaves an anti-Bush rally at City Hall….

“‘ A columnist for Canada’s largest daily newspaper suggested, in all seriousness, that the president be charged with war crimes the moment he steps off Air Force One. Some prominent law professors agreed.

“‘ The president will not be addressing Parliament, a commonplace courtesy extended to a visiting head of state. Not that he wasn’t invited to, but Mr. Bush’s advisers remember all too well that President Reagan was heckled when he spoke to Parliament in 1987. That heckler was MP Svend Robinson of the (surprise!) New Democratic Party.”

Friendly folks, those Canadians, eh? Meanwhile, they continue to to look down their noses at Americans because we don’t have socialized medicine the way they do. But as Kathy notes:

“Waiting time in a Montreal emergency ward is more than 36 hours, MRI machines are practically illegal, and World War II veterans get hip replacements two years after diagnosis (assuming they haven’t died in the interim) — but, hey, free Canadian health care is the greatest thing in the world! A government entitlement that stinks. That’s our proudest accomplishment….

“Most Canadians will mutter good riddance when the president flies away. The sooner he goes back to his ‘horrible country’ — the one that protects us (because our underfunded military can’t) and invents the cool stuff we can’t afford (because our taxes are so high) and produces people with energy, vision and pride — the sooner we can go back to feeling superior.”

Kathy, we love you even if you are a Canadian.