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Darth postpones Canada trip to hold Chimpy's hand

What a sacrifice! Canadian Blenders, you’re been spared the presence of the Dark Side of the Force (and his grunting) for now. Cheney has quite of bit of hard work to do, functioning as Bush’s brain so that the Chimperor doesn’t have a meltdown over his self-created disaster.

Vice President Dick Cheney has postponed a visit to Canada later this week in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, officials said Sunday. Cheney had planned to visit Alberta on Thursday and Friday, stopping first in Calgary, then visiting Fort McMurray and touring the massive tar sands projects there.

Marisa Etmanski, spokeswoman for Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, said the White House contacted Klein’s office Friday and the visit was canceled due to Katrina. No new date was proposed for the visit.

Canada is the largest supplier of crude and refined oil to the United States, having supplied 2.1 million barrels per day in 2004, according to the federal government. Canada provides 17 percent of U.S. oil imports and 10 percent of American oil consumption.

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