(It's a slow news day, so I'm being only semi-serious here).
On June 8, 2006, Harper announced his "Evil Agenda of Cuteness". By surrounding himself by kittens, Harper knew that he could have the good citizens of the great country of Canada on their knees.
Stephane Dion, leadership candidate for the Liberal Party, knew he had do something and show that he could oppose the Conservatives. So he released pictures of his dog, Kyoto and a story to a Liblog blogger, James Bowie.
Meanwhile, the NDP, taking the job of opposition seriously, does something for the pet owners and helps reverses cuts made to affordable housing programs.