The volume of praise for Conservatives on this blog is no doubt fleeting. And I'm positive I have never said nice things about a Conservative Premier here before. But after reading this story, I've got to give full marks to John Hamm. Instead of throwing a hissy fit, flinging insults, and taking down the flag, Hamm quietly negotiated to ensure his people got the best possible deal. As a result, Nova-Scotians will be better off.
Will it get him votes at home? Probably not. Danny Williams, meanwhile, will likely get re-elected with a massive majority. But John Hamm did what he was elected to do and he deserves credit for that.