The photo accompanying your Sept. 6 story New MLA Pallister shuffles his shadow cabinet leaves a lot of intriguing questions. None of his caucus is smiling; one member is almost completely hidden (what, a bashful politician?) and there is a troubling physical distance between Pallister, who is sitting, and the others, who are standing.
Pallister should quickly understand the importance of good imagery. Have everyone smile and stand shoulder to shoulder with their fellow political warriors. Otherwise, it is going to be an even longer spell in the political wilderness for the PCs.
Department of politics
University of Winnipeg