UPDATED: Aaaaand the new Sandra Buckler is ... Kory Tenycke? Really?

According to Conservative chatter, that is. But I’m pretty sure they must be basing it on something more than Jane Taber’s last predictorial, so — congratulations, presumptive PMO DComm Tenycke! I guess I’m going to have to add your last name to the Firefox spellcheck now, huh?

Of course, being the wonkarina that I am, as soon as I found out, my first thought was, ‘Ooh, who’s gonna take over the Conservative research bureau?’ Really, though, that’s every bit as interesting for someone fascinated by the behind-the-scenes machinations of Hill politics. Particularly given the current state of the Conservative Research Group, which is most kindly described as ‘low-profile’, although ‘clandestine’, ‘secretive’ and ‘the Tories have a what now?’ would be more accurate.

Anyway, this could all be moot and wrong and just another mindgame, but I thought I’d let y’all know anyway. Let the feeding frenzy begin!

INSTAUPDATE: Confirmed by another source! Whee! Since I’m headed off to the Fourthivities, I’ll direct y’all to Wells for reaction.

STILL MORE UPDATIFICATION:  A wee bird (but not, I should stress, a sparrow) told someone-who-told-someone-who-told-ITQ that Tenycke was at morning muster with Guy Giorno today,  and has apparently informed his staff at the CRG compound to pack up the wagon and head over to Langevin.

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