FROM THE HARPER INDEX:
TOM FLANAGAN- ONE OF STEPHEN HARPER'S CLOSEST ADVISERS EXPLAINS AND PREDICTS HIM:
The Harper Index has recently published a story on Tom Flanigan's new book 'Harper's Team'. Flanagan has been an important mentor to Stephen Harper, having been Harper's national campaign director in the 2004 federal election and a senior advisor in the 2006 election. He is also a senior fellow at the notorious Fraser Institute and a member of the right wing political science clique at the University of Calgary known as the 'Calgary School'. The book traces the steps that led to the Canadian Alliance Party and its merger with the Progressive Conservative Party. As the article in the Index points out it ends with the 'Ten Commandments of Conservative Campaigning''. These "commandments are essential in understanding what Harper is all about and predicting what he will do next. As an aside they are also good political advise in a Machiavellian sense for others opposed to neo-conservatism, but who too often flounder in confusion about what to do.
Go to the article at the Harper Index to read about this book, what Harper is all about and what one of his best advisers says is the way to go.