Well it didn’t take long for the game of musical political chairs to begin.
David Emerson, who a few weeks ago was ardently determined to stop Stephen Harper and his “scary” agenda, is now happily sitting in the Harper cabinet!
I guess Harper wasn’t so scary after all.
It just goes to show how politics has become like theatre and our politicians like actors.
As Shakespeare might say they strut and fret their hour upon the political stage, all sound and fury but in the end signifying nothing -- nothing but political opportunism.
Of course, I understand why the Harper Tories were willing to take Emerson in.
They now have a Vancouver MP in government; they bolster their minority in the House; they have a proven and experienced cabinet member.
But the Tories were supposed to put political principle ahead of political expediency.
What a shame.
This has all the makings of a Shakespearian tragedy.