Even the most carefully planned and coordinated media strategy cannot prevent embarrassing situations like this from happening.
The Parliamentary Press Gallery may be rather less mature and more unruly than this tot, but they have something to lose if they don't adjust their attitudes and expectations.
This child does not.
You can just see the Liberal spin machine having a field day with this picture. "See why Canadians don't like to be led by the nose, Mr. Harper?"
He still hasn't completely lived down that Brokeback Mountain getup he wore at the Calgary Stampede.
This photo will become an instant classic, just like Stanfield dropping the football.
Cute babies are even more dangerous than wayward footballs.