That's it, Stephen. Cry. Your tears sustain me.
BY THE WAY, the article's pretty good. I especially like this part:
Mr. Harper is not charismatic and often appears irritated, particularly when he is challenged.
Personally, I would have described Stephen as a pompous, narcissistic, self-absorbed douchebag, but the New York Times has a "style guide." Sadly, "douchebag" doesn't make the cut.