1. My bestest bud Rob Anders will have to go through with a nomination after a judge denied the request to delay it on the grounds that "[Rob] cannot fairly and effectively fight a new nomination battle while performing his duties as a sitting MP in a minority government." Uh-huh. This from a man who, according to Hansard, has not uttered a single word in the House on Commons since last spring.
That last little fact and many more like it, can be found in Don Martin's Saturday Herald column titled "pulseless Anders stayin' alive".
[As an aside, I found it amusing to see the Herald cite "wikipedia" as their source for Saturday's front page story on dwindling resource revenues]
2. I'm hesitant to comment on this because, quite frankly, whatever Stephen Harper's taxpayer-funded stylist does in her spare time really isn't relevant to the controversy. So long as she picks out a nice tie, combs Stephen's hair, and gives him his bath, I don't really care if she's communing with Mackenzie King's mother on the side.
And if she is giving him advice? Well, given the tactical moves Harper has made over the past year in a half, she's worth every penny