Some interesting glimpses of the life of Conservative staffers in the papers this morning. Via The Hill Times, we learn of this bureaucratic monstrosity called an "MEP" -- proof that truth is stranger than farce.
After a prolonged search, The Hill Times obtained an example of a MEP, a three-page document. An exhaustive document, the Message Event Proposal amounts to a sort of media shadow play that attempts to predict how information will play out in the press. It asks for a "desired headline" and "desired sound bite," "web highlight caption," "desired picture," "key questions and answers," and "official talking points." It also asks for details on event backdrops, props, speech length and tone, and attire of the speaker.
And then, in The Globe today, the story of how Jason Kenney's office handled the barring of George Galloway and his attempt to come to Canada. Really looking forward to the outrage from all those Anne Coulter fans.