The Conservatives like to rail against lobbyists but that hasn't stopped them from having their fair share of lobbyists running their campaign, including one who worked on the George W. Bush campaign in 2000 and 2004.
No wonder the Bushies are delighted at the thought of a Harper government. Today's Hill Times has the story on Conservative deputy campaign manager Philippe Gervais, a senior consultant with The Capital Hill Group.
While he naturally downplayed the Dubaya connection in the interview, in his bio on the lobbying firm's Web site he lists his advance work for President Bush the Younger as one of his best political memories, and in a smiling photo is holding a copy of Time Magazine with Bush on the cover.
Apparently, he even came to be on a first name basis with the Bush family:
"(I) got to know both [Florida Governor] Jeb [Bush] and George."
And to know them is to love them, no doubt.