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Saturday, October 03, 2009


Our very own Right Honourable Prime Minister Stephen Harper, tickling the ivories on stage with Yo Yo Ma, at the National Arts Centre Gala tonight! Standing ovation... even praise from Opposition members who were in attendance!

Harper tickles the keys
Saturday, October 3, 2009 08:10 PM
Jane Taber

The usually gala-shy Prime Minister Stephen Harper surprised and wowed party-goers at the National Arts Centre Saturday night by taking the stage, playing piano and singing The Beatles hit, With A Little Help From My Friends. He was accompanied by renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma. A Beatles fan, his singling voice was strong. Dressed casually in a dark blazer and dark shirt, he kept the tune but couldn't hit the high notes. He left those to the band that was also playing along with him. The Prime Minister received a standing ovation.

Last year at this time, Mr. Harper pooh-poohed galas, saying they were for the elites. Tonight was a totally different story. The NAC gala, which Laureen Harper chairs, helps raise money for youth and the arts. Can an election be far off?
Good move, making amends with the Arts community, and getting a whole whack of good press out of it. Soften the image, this video is SOOO going viral...

Lead story on CBC News, front page on CTV News,, etc...

I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of Liberals looking even more glum on the Hill on Monday.

UPDATE: CTV's got the whole thing here.

UPDATE II: Well, not so much an update, but I'm just wondering what Warren Kinsella is gonna say about this. You see, in years past, he'd have posted it himself, and given Harper credit for a stunt like this... making some kind of comment along the lines of "This is why he's going to be Prime Minister for a LOOOONG time"... funny, I seem to recall a post like that once upon a time, something about a kid grabbing his nose?

Hey Warren... I know you've got alerts set for your name, just wanted to say hello, and that we miss you man! As soon as you guys toss that Iggy overboard, can we have the old funny Warren back? ;-)



  • At Sat. Oct. 03, 11:35:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    CTV has the entire song up.

  • At Sat. Oct. 03, 11:40:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…


  • At Sun. Oct. 04, 01:20:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger L said…


  • At Sun. Oct. 04, 07:46:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Alberta Girl said…

    And I note that Janey Taber - still in anti-harper mode - closes her piece with the comment.

    Can an election be far off?

    In otherwords - he did this for votes? PULEEEEZE

    They must see the writing on the wall - LOL!!!

  • At Sun. Oct. 04, 09:32:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "I think when ordinary working people come home, turn on the TV and see a gala of a bunch of people at, you know, a rich gala all subsidized by taxpayers claiming their subsidies aren't high enough, when they know those subsidies have actually gone up – I'm not sure that's something that resonates with ordinary people," Harper said in Saskatoon, where he was campaigning for the Oct. 14 election.

  • At Sun. Oct. 04, 11:52:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    The last 6 months have had PMSH on the world stage, doing an excellent job for Canadians.

    He has proven he is a brilliant, seasoned and admirable leader on the international scene.
    Home, in Canada, we all see the strategist, political animal.
    This was the final 'frame' on who is Stephen Harper.
    Stephen Harper the person.

    Libs will not be able to reframe PMSH.
    The job is done.

  • At Sun. Oct. 04, 02:50:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's what Warren says about it:

    A similar stunt didn't save Mulroney and Harper was performing for the business elite, not the regular joes anyway. Harper doesn't like being around the general public unless they've been pre-screened as Conservatives. In fact he didn't have a single event with the general public in the last election, everyone had to be screened.

  • At Sun. Oct. 04, 06:11:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Boy Anon@2:50, I'm getting dizzy watching you spin! And my smile's just getting bigger while you flail around trying!

    He scored BIG TIME with this one, sorry to burst your bubble!

  • At Mon. Oct. 05, 04:47:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "A similar stunt didn't save Mulroney"

    Uh... Mulroney WON the subsequent election in 1988. Your already weak talking points become completely useless if the facts are incorrect.

    Bravo, PM Harper. As for Iggy, he seems like a jealous kid with his "he's been out of tune for four years" comment.

  • At Mon. Oct. 05, 09:54:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "In otherwords - he did this for votes? PULEEEEZE"


    Do you mean to say you think this has nothing to do with wanting to get elected?

    I don't see how it can possibly NOT be politically motivated.

    And I don't see why that's necessarily bad thing.


  • At Mon. Oct. 05, 10:10:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Of course he did it to repair some of his tarnished image within the Arts community... thus translating into votes, or at least less hostility, which means a loss of fewer votes next time.

    You're right, nothing wrong with that Anon1152. ;-)


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