Garth Turner is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
And now he's about to share all of those great attributes for which he is known--modesty, thoughtfulness, loyalty and discretion--with the Liberal caucus.
The Liberals have learned nothing and forgotten nothing from their previous defectors from Conservative ranks. They always pick up the troublemakers and the weakest links and trumpet their new caucus members as proof that the Conservative Party has no room for progressive, tolerant, open-minded thinkers.
And every time, the new Liberal proves to be more of a problem inside their tent than he or she was outside of it.
Let them have Garth Turner. At best, he'll be a temporary distraction from Stephane Dion's disastrously incoherent performance before the Ottawa Citizen editorial board. At worst, he'll be attacking his new boss with the same vigour that he attacked the old boss.
Despite Wajid Khan's problems, I'd still say the Tories got the better end of the trade. And that's saying something.