Harper has surrounded himself with women.
Polls suggest his Conservatives face a particular handicap with female voters.
Which may explain why four of the five seats to his diagonal rear right - in just the perfect positioning for the TV cameras - are occupied by women. Surrounding that tight, televised circle around Harper is a sea of masculinity.
You have to hand to the government, they are thorough in their propaganda. To be fair, Dion has surrounded himself with his former rivals, but all this reveals is a show of unity and inclusiveness. Quite different from the obvious Tory attempt at visual deception.
A minor point, but another sign that everything isn't as it appears with this government. A consistent pattern of manipulation, entirely motivated by image, that has little relation to the truth. When you try so hard, it begs the question- do you have something to hide? Instead of offering a policy to increase female participation in parliament, like other parties, all we get from the Conservatives is a keen understanding of camera angles, meant to help shore up a weak spot. Newsflash, if you are really interested in attracting the female vote, quit wasting energy studying House of Commons videotape and develop an agenda that appeals. This government is consumed with projection, which is obviously rooted in deceit.