As we closed out the G8/20, I think it goes without saying that Lady M was the star attraction here, a designation only enhanced by her late arrival. Her only real competition was from the anarchists. Probably because they showed up earlier, they got way more photo-ops than even Lady M. Although this is quite understandable: MO didn’t perform any hand-stands or pyrotechnics, this time.
But on Sunday Lady M was far from that madding crowd: at lunch, high atop the CN Tower. At that height all the peaceful protestors looked like ants on fire. FLOC Laureen Harper hosted a "Women of Distinction" luncheon. At first Lady M thought it was in her honor, but as it turned out Laureen wanted the G8/20 spouses to meet with 10 Canadian women of distinction. Who could have imagined there were 10 of them! In addition to enjoying the excellent Canadian repast, Lady M got a chance to practice for her upcoming December Vogue cover shoot.
Honestly, I don’t think MO has ever even met Canadian Olympic Ice Skating medalist Joannie Rochette before. But look! See how comfortable Lady M looks posing as her BFF? Joannie, not so much. But then, she’s a professional skater, not a World-Famous Fashion Icon and Busy Mom™
You might say Lady M is a natural poseur. Here’s another woman at the G8/20 who might deserve this designation.
In other G8/20 news, the world leaders agreed to set a goal for reducing national deficits one third by the year 2013. And as we’ve all learned in rehab: goals are important.
Here’s my takeaway: If the Tea Party really wants to get more attention for their cause, they should take some “angry mob” lessons from the G20 “protestors.” Compare and contrast:
How Tea Partiers demonstrate their anger
I’ll report, you decide. See you all back at the Big White.