Quick review

Stephen Harper had nothing to say, but great production values. Stephane Dion had plenty to say, but his aides should have destroyed the tape. Jack Layton might’ve sounded most reasonable, but perhaps only by comparison. Gilles Duceppe stood in front of a Canadian flag.

Tomorrow morning it will be left to Michaelle Jean to make something of this.

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