It seems Ian Brodie is out as Prime Minister Harper's Chief of Staff and Guy Giorno is in.
Let's face it, Brodie -- an academic -- was out of his league in the rough and tumble world of federal politics.
And while his "NAFTA-gate" gaffe was what probably did him in, he could just as easily been canned both for his general incompetence and for his disdain for true conservatives.
It's also good to see that his replacement will be Giorno, a former Mike Harris staffer. Will things change dramatically in the Harper government because Brodie is gone?
But at least, this is a step in the right direction.