Since the federal Conservative cabinet is apparently open to non-Conservatives and to unelected appointees, I wonder how the Prime Minister missed naming these obvious candidates:
NDP leader Jack Layton – He certainly has enough experience to be in cabinet. In fact, he ran the last government.
Union boss Buzz Hargrove – Buzz did so much for the Conservatives in the election he deserved the reward.
Former PM Jean Chrétien – Being in cabinet might have eased the withdrawal pains he’s no doubt experiencing now that he can no longer dip into the public trough.
Liberal MP Belinda Stronach – Hey with what’s going on in Ottawa these days, why not?
Toronto Star columnist Linda McQuaig – Not only would her appointment increase the number of women in cabinet it would also relieve me from having to read her columns.
Of course these people missed out this time but hey there’s always the next cabinet shuffle.