Member of Parliament for Yukon
"Does this pencil make me look fat?"
Stephen Harper held the pencil above his head.
Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird, was embarrassed.
The Prime Minister had asked his most trusted advisers to help him stage a compelling, vote-winning, fundraising, reaction to the murders of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists by terrorists.
"Never let a serious crisis go to waste," said Stephen Harper, reminding them of Rahm's Rule of Crisis Management.
"Mr. Prime Minister, you look absolutely heroic! Anyone who says different gets a Revenue Canada audit!" said the Conservative Party campaign manager, Jenni Byrne.