Musings —11.04.2010 02:18 PM—
1. He was the only current member of the federal cabinet that ever was hired by the Chretien government – to do aboriginal affairs work. He was that respected.
2. He was, and remains, the only member of the current cabinet who I have ever truly feared – because he is the only one who can give them the majority they desire.
3. He was one of the few members of the current cabinet who was admired and liked by politicians on all sides of the House.
His departure is a huge loss for this government. And if he isn’t planning to run for the top job from the outside, he’s crazy.