At his last Con caucus meeting and presser five months ago, Harper so disliked the grilling he got from media about Nigel Wright’s cheque to Senator Mike Duffy and what Steve knew about it — see above — that today he decided to allow only cameras into his pre-throne speech caucus meeting without the accompanying annoying reporters.
The press gallery rebelled, responding that if reporters weren’t to be allowed in, then cameras and photographers wouldn’t attend either.
No one was surprised when Sun Media broke ranks and bravely stepped into the breach with a:
Sun News Exclusive: Harper addresses Tory caucus
“Our Sun News cameras were allowed in. You will not see that video anywhere else.”
Dear Governor General David Johnston:
After you give Harper’s speech, don’t forget to wash your hands afterwards and put the seat back down.
5pm Update : Conflack Fred DeLorey :
“You won’t believe what the Press Gallery just did in Ottawa.Some media decided to boycott an important speech by our Prime Minister – one where he laid out his vision for our country, before today’s Speech from the Throne.”
Yes, this speech was so important Steve didn’t want any reporters there.