Quite a few Canadian blogs are discussing the Prime Minister’s musical performance on the weekend, so why not this one. Here he is, at a ‘rich gala‘, crooning away and ticklin’ them ivories… sing, Steve, sing!
Obviously Harper didn’t just decide to spontaneously burst into song at this event (at least one person, Laureen Harper, admits to being aware of Harper’s hidden musical agenda). It was a stroke of PR genius and whoever came up with it should get a raise. Hell, even I momentarily liked the guy a little more while I was watching this (not that that’s saying much), so one can only imagine the effect it had on some of the mushy-middle types who’ve been ambivalent towards Harper because of his lack of warmth and charisma.
Harper’s opponents would be wise to give him props for having fun, and move on.
UPDATE: Pale’s more reality-based version.