Very interesting story the other day from the CP's Bruce Cheadle on how Harper's once famed communications acumen seems to have deserted him lately, with perhaps his still famed control freakishness to blame.
It's been rare to see the media turning a critical, or even uncomplimentary, eye on Harper of late. It will be interesting to see if it's an isolated incident, or if perhaps they'll begin to call him on some of his manipulations, distortions and flip-flops.
Either way, it has really not week a good stretch of late for the Conservative crew...
Unravelling story threads reveal Tory communications chaosRecommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers
By BRUCE CHEADLE
OTTAWA (CP) - It's like one of those little stray threads that Prime Minister Stephen Harper pays his stylist-valet to manage. Yank it the wrong way, and everything unravels.
After more than a year of wrestling the communications beast with grim-willed determination, the minority Conservative government spent the past two weeks ducking and deking and deliberately misleading in perhaps their worst fortnight since the 2006 federal election.