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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pierre Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada

This week's theme seems to be a political figure and security.  I chose this picture of Canada's prime minister, Pierre Trudeau at the height of his popularity.  He was prime minister 1968-1979 and again 1980-1984. He died in 2000.  In this picture the officer in the background doesn't seem to like the way the crowd was surrounding Trudeau.  Everyone wanted a piece of him, then later on in his political life, others wanted a piece of him (but for different reasons than to kiss him).  You had to either hate him or love him I guess.htpp://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

18 comments:

  1. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that he was Prime Minister.

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  2. Time flies Postcardy, time flies....

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  3. I remember him; the ladies loved him. That's half a lifetime ago.

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  4. I’m with Bob on this....where did the years ago. Personally I never saw the appeal. I do remember he had a long-suffering wife though.

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  5. Strangely, when I think of Trudeau I think of discotheques. He was perhaps the hippest head-of-state ever. I don't even remember his politics.

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  6. @Tattered and Lost----Part of his politics was a "just society".

    He is probably the only world leader to tell a heckler to "fuddle duddle" himself (in public that is).

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  7. I remember him well. Looking from afar, there was a certain film-star quality about him when he was first elected, part of that new generation of politicians that were far removed from the stuffiness of the 1950s.

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  8. I remember we had a half day off school when he came to our hometown. He sat on the back of a convertible on top of the seat, we girls just swooned, he looked so much like a movie star, we couldn't have the Beatles, but we had Pierre Elliot Trudeau with long hair, that was good enough for us!!

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  9. I have that same impression of Trudeau, as perhaps one of the first to realise that you could attract the young vote very simply!

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  10. Aw but Brett, you have to have charisma too......and that is not always simply.

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  11. Indeed, he charmed the pants right off them, so to speak :-)

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  12. This is the level of adoration many politicians secretly yearn for. Few of them ever experience it.

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  13. I never did know a lot about him but I am a history buff and definitely remember him. A perfect photo for today's them.
    QMM

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  14. Definitely seemed to be a popular figure. I can't fathom any presidential figure giving this much access anymore.

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  15. I seem to recall something about cocaine and Hamilton Jordan, but maybe I'm remembering that incorrectly.

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  16. Instead of Alan's photo theme choice of President Wilson almost falling into a woman's arms, your photo is more a variation of President Clinton embracing Monica Lewinsky. Nicely done.

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  17. Did they actually embrace?.......

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