The news media keep reporting that Stéphane Dion is the leader of a united Liberal Party of Canada. It isn’t like the old days of a divided kingdom: Trudeau/Turner, Turner/Chrétien, Chrétien/Martin.
The whole time Jean Chrétien was Prime Minister, Martin loyalists campaigned to supplant him.
But those days are gone, the media assures us. By choosing Dion (instead of the divisive alternatives, Ignatieff or Rae) the Liberals have buried the hatchet. Peace on earth, good will toward men — just in time for Christmas.
I’ve been scratching my head over those reports. How do the media know that Ignatieff, in particular, won’t maintain a permanent leadership organization?
This just in: it looks like my cynicism might have been justified.