Underplayed story of the day

The Globe plays this story on page 10 (at least in the B.C. edition), below a giggler on the dum-da-dum-da-dum fracas:

Dion rejects Liberal pleas to trigger election

Ranking members of the Liberal caucus this week repeatedly pushed Stéphane Dion to trigger a federal election campaign next week, but the Liberal Leader rebuffed their pleas, sources say…

With the scandal over former foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier setting the Conservatives on the defensive and concerns about an economic downturn, a heavyweight group of the party’s most influential MPs argued in internal meetings this week that the Liberals have a window of opportunity for an election.

They included foreign affairs critic Bob Rae, Deputy Leader Michael Ignatieff, House Leader Ralph Goodale, Whip Karen Redman, finance critic John McCallum, and justice critic Dominic LeBlanc, according to multiple Liberal sources. 

Question: Why this sudden enthusiasm for a summer election? (Couillard? Yeah, right.) And why are we hearing about this, with virtually every single major player in caucus mentioned, by name? This has the whiff of mutiny to it…

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