Harper’s new communications director gets wary approval

Hill Times gives a modified ok to the new charm offensive coming from the Prime Minister’s office. Remains to be seen whether the new approach can overcome the┬ádamage┬ádone to date.

Hill Times, August 11 2008

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Can Corn Cob Bob save Harper’s media strategy?

The PM has announced that 33-year old Kory Teneycke will be Stephen Harper’s new director of communications, replacing lawyer Sandra Buckler, a lightning rod for discontent amongst Ottawa and political media. It will be interesting to see if she can mend that relationship. Harper’s micromanaging style, though, may mitigate whatever good feelings Mr. Teneycke may generate amongst media.

Globe and Mail, July 10, 2008