PR pros have learned through the pain and embarassment of past mistakes not to post or email a document without ensuring all the editing codes are removed. Do you really want your poor grammar or waffling on key policy points exposed to your harshest critics? Apparently, the staff responsible for posting Canada's recent Speech from the Throne (our State of the Union Address) had to learn this lesson the hard way.
For at least a day after Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson delivered the opening address of the 38th Parliament on Tuesday, the draft was available to anyone willing to download it from the Web and expose unedited sections using a common word-processing program. (Globe and Mail)