Not just figuratively either.
Thanks to the National Post we all know that "Stephen Harper entertained embattled former aide Bruce Carson and his former fiancée at the prime minister's official residence during a going-away party for outgoing chief of staff Ian Brodie in 2008, a media report said Monday night. Mr. Carson, a former top advisor to Mr. Harper, was convicted of five counts of fraud in the 1980s. According to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and confirmed by the Conservative party, Mr. Carson took his former fiancée Barbara Lynn Khan -a former escort -to 24 Sussex in June 2008. Ms. Khan told APTN that she found Mr. Harper "approachable" and "friendly" during a conversation. The Prime Minister's Office has asked the RCMP to investigate accusations that Mr. Carson told representatives of a water purification company, allied to his current fiancée Michelle McPherson, that he could secure a connection to the Prime Minister's Office, ostensibly, to help set up contracts with First Nations communities. Mr. Harper contends that had he known more about Mr. Carson's past, he never would have brought him into his inner circle."
You are no Silvio Berlusconi Stephen Harper but at least you are trying.