We Interupt this Liberal Leadership Race...
1. Peter Miliken pulled off a dramatic 5th ballot victory in the Race for Kingmere. Although I thought he might lose this time, can you really blame the children for not electing a teacher on a promise to “get tough” with them when they misbehave?
2. In less exciting parliamentary news, today was throne speech day. Given the lack of specifics, there's rarely much in a throne speech to get too excited or too angry about - I would however like to express some concern over the promise for “a charter of open federalism”.
3. For those worried the end of the US election would make Nate Silver any less awesome, fear not! Check out this interview on 538 with John Ziegler on an Obama "push poll" Zogby ran. Warning - it is not satire, it is the actual interview.
4. And then there were (still) three. Martin Cauchon is out of the race for Liberal leadership - that's a shame, Cauchon would have brought a lot to this race.
5. Jean Charest now leads 44% to 33% in Quebec. For a reference point, in 2003, Charest led the popular vote 46% to 33% to 18%, and the seats broke down 76-45-4. So, for the moment, it looks like the man is in majority government territory.
6. The new seating chart for the HoC is out and...look who wound up as seat-mates! How long before someone declares a thumb war?