Yes, Sandra “Command and Control” Buckler announced she is leaving as Stephen Harper’s Director of Communications. For all the right reasons: her husband is moving back to Ottawa and she wants kids; 2.5 years in that job is enough for anybody and, well, the woman is fighting cancer.
Still, with Ian Brodie that’s two very big pieces of Team Harper now gone. With the government apparently incapable to push poll numbers into majority territory, that is not very reassuring.
I wonder who will replace Buckler. Dimitri Soudas is the most visible member of the comm team there, but it’s hard to transition from front-line media flack to DirComm. I bet Giorgo, the new Chief of Staff, will get somebody from outside. Update your resumes, people!