Friday, November 28, 2003
All that can be said with certainty is that Canada's latest Prime Minister-in-Waiting, Prince John the Manley, will a year or two or ten from now be standing at the microphone announcing that he's quitting politics to spend more time with his family.And now? Yes, just shy of two years since that statement, John Manley is indeed gone.
I'll miss Manley: he was one of the few Liberals I saw that took his job seriously. Especially as Foreign Minister, it was obvious that he didn't believe in the Liberal orthodoxy that defining Canada involves routinely poking our southern neighbour in the eye. But it was clear that he does too much independent thinking for either Jean Chretien or Paul Martin to tolerate him for very long.And may I just say: Mark Steyn is indeed a god.