The invititations went out today for the media Christmas party at 24 Sussex Drive next week -- but not all reporters on the Hill got them. Only one person in the Sun's three-person bureau received an invite, for instance, and reportedly only half the scribes working in the press-gallery "hot room" on Parliament Hill were deemed guest-worthy. Selected reporters at Canadian Press were also excluded.
The Star, meanwhile, is happy to report that all its political-reporting staff and columnists are welcome at 24 Sussex. Well, almost all. The bureau chief will simply send a card this year to wish the PMO communications staff a very merry Christmas.