Now we're told that the great champion of open debate and democratic process had his nomination meeting held in secret.
No doubt Turner will be screaming that his confidences have been betrayed and whoever leaked the news about the meeting should be kicked out of the party.
However, one unnamed commenter suggest that it will be all for naught:
Garth has finally reached the minimum requirements to collect his MP pension. He has served 2243 Days (6 years, 1 month, 22 days) and is now over the age of 55.
My bet is that he'll pull a Boolinda (by the beginning of summer) with the excuse that he's not going to run again because he just doesn't have to take this "crap" anymore.
Garth isn't getting any press these days and his fundraising efforts sound marginal at best. Maybe he can get a lemonade stand going soon so that he can pay for the stakes for his shiny new red liberal - strike that - GARTH signs.
But then his lemonade would be real lemons - they'd be sour grapes.
Not that Canada's greatest financial advisor needs the money. (Or so we think. Did Garth take a bath on income trusts as well?)
But frankly, he is entertaining in a strange sort of way, like certain drunks ranting on at the local bar.
It would be a shame to lose both him and Belinda this year. We need someone to kick around.