The Prime Minister's Special Day
It is Stephen Harper's 50th birthday today; a big day.
As anyone watching the news has seen, the Prime Minister was greeted this morning with the sight of 50 pink flamingoes on the front lawn of 24 Sussex Drive.
He seemed to take the display in good stride, according to Alex Panetta of Canadian Press. The Prime Minister gamely waded on to the lawn, indulgently listened to staffers singing Happy Birthday, and then he crouched down to examine the flamingoes with his daughter, Rachel, at his side before dismissing the media gang.
I'm wondering, though, if Harper really found this whole thing all that special. After all, standing there among all those unspeaking lawn ornaments, it must have felt an awful lot like a cabinet meeting.