And no, for your big fat information, I did not break Blogger again.
From today's Canadian Press (emphasis gleefully added):
An independent investigator hired by the Harper government to look into past Liberal polling practices has wound up shining an unfavourable light on the Tories' own penchant for polling.
Daniel Paille notes that the Conservatives have commissioned more than two polls per business day - a figure he says is quite astounding.
Paille was appointed to conduct a probe of federal contracts for public opinion research between 1990 and 2003 and to determine whether a judicial inquiry into the previous Liberal government's practices was warranted.
In his report, released today, Paille concludes that it would not be worthwhile to pursue further in-depth inquiries into polling contracts during that period.
But he also takes it upon himself to go beyond 2003 and examine polling practices up to the present day.
On that score, Paille reports that the Harper government paid for 546 public opinion research projects in the past year alone at a total cost of $31 million.
Poor creepy Steve, he must hate it when that happens.
P.S. Where is everybody? I'm kicking ass and taking names all by myself here ...