It doesn't bode well for the budget if symbolic photo ops have anything to do with reality.
First, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had to return his new $141.09 black budget shoes because they proved to be too tight.
The shoes were supposed to be a symbol of consumer spending to help the Canadian economy.
This morning Prime Minister Stephen Harper had a quiet photo op at a house being renovated hoping to give some good pictures for one of the more interesting aspects to the budget - the homeowners renovation tax credit.
Harper toured the house, spoke with the homeowners and then tried his hand at using a nail gun.
But he couldn't get it to work. The construction worker had to take it back and set it up again and Harper did get it to fire on the second try.
I can only hope that shoes that are too tight and a nail gun not firing are not metaphors for whether or not this budget is going to work.