Word Count
March 13, 2007
“Those were some great shots of you in battle fatigues Gordon.”

“Thanks. My tailor had a heck of a time fitting me for them.”

“How’d the meeting go with the Afghan Human Rights leader?”

“Noorzai? Well, he couldn’t make it, but we’re hoping to meet tomorrow. In the meantime, it gives me more opportunities to get my picture taken.”

“See that you do. It’s important you maximize any opportunity you can. The fate of this government relies heavily on this. Our PR department is concerned that once an election is called, we won’t have enough images of our team leading the fight against those who oppose us.”

“Are we talking about the Taliban here?”

“Don’t be ridiculous. I’m talking about the fight against the Liberals, NDP and Greens.”

“It’s too bad they had to cut those scenes from our recruitment ads Defence has been running on the TV.”

“Yes, I’m still having trouble wrestling with that one but it’s all a matter of timing. Once an election is called we’ll be able to flaunt images of all the work, you, Hillier and MacKay have been doing over there. While you’re in battle fatigues, they’re wearing suits and ties, whining about the environment. They won’t be able to compete.”

“Let’s hope not. Say, I hear Kahn’s in the area?”

“Yes. He is.”

“Why don’t you have him pop over for drinks?”

“I’ll do that, in the meantime, don’t forget to ask about the detainees.”

“The detainees? Oh yeah, right...the detainees.”
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