Musings —12.11.2010 08:22 AM—
I’m off with the boys to have breakfast with Santa at the Eaton’s Centre. Before we go, some quickies:
- Don Martin: Best wishes to a fellow former Herald alumnus, as he crosses over to the TV side. Don is fair, and has a genial way about him, so he’ll do well. I’ll miss his columns, however.
- Julian Assange: Conservative pundit Margaret Wente declares the WikiLeaks founder innocent while simultaneously guilty. Personally, I think Assange is the best thing to happen to right-wingers like Wente since, well, Osama bin Laden. And I say so in tomorrow’s Sun.
- Nick Kouvalis: When I saw this well-crafted story on Rob Ford’s campaign chief (and now Chief of Staff), I was reminded of two things: one, I forgot to call back Brent Popplewell (sorry, Brent). Two, I have heard all over that Kouvalis’ loose lips have ticked off Doug Ford one time too many, and he is being sent back to Windsor. Good reading in the Star.
- Kid Kodak Kicked: Again, this time by Peter Worthington, who isn’t exactly an unabashed fan of Liberal governments. When will Marin ever cool his overheated rhetoric? Never, I hope. Nobody ever takes him seriously.
- Rotten Apple: Steve Jobs doesn’t stumble often, in recent years (his grudge match with Flash being the notable exception), but putting a camera on the iPad is plain dumb. Can you imagine holding up a piece of machinery the size of a clipboard to take a picture of your kids? Bizarre.
- Michael Ignatieff: Missed this anniversary (but remembered Babs and Bjorn: congrats, kids!) – Ignatieff becoming Liberal leader two years ago yesterday. From my seat in the distant bleachers – I happily have nothing to do with him or his party, anymore, principally due to the blundering of his senior staff – I increasingly doubt that he will ever become Prime Minister. He’s trying hard, however, so one never knows. But this week’s battery of polls – with Ekos increasingly looking like the outlier – have to have him wondering why he ever left Harvard.