Harper is poised to announce eight new senators on Thursday. Harper will appoint Conservative national campaign chief Doug Finley, Don Plett, president of Conservative Party and loyal staffer Carolyn Stewart-Olsen. See can west.
The appointments were to be made today, however were held off as the PMO did not want to be accused of trying to bury the story on a big news day, Senator Ted Kennedy taking up the airspace.
I suspect the Conservatives had another worry in mind rather than that feeble excuse. They were concerned that The Prime Minister would be appointing eight unelected senators on the very day one of the greatest "elected" senators in the US died. It would have so ironic.
There is speculation Ontario's Bob Runciman, Quebec's Judith Siedman and Nova Scotia's Rodney MacDonald also will appointed. See Twitter.