"I'd rather eat glass than see Bob Rae elected leader of my party."
That's what a Liberal partisan said to me back when Rae was running for the leadership of the Liberal Party.
I assume many Liberals were also of that view.
After all, the guy ending up losing to Stephane Dion, who on paper at least, was an inferior candidate to Rae.
Then, after Dion crashed like the Hindenburg, the Liberals denied Rae the chance to even run against Michael Ingatieff, who was acclaimed leader.
So clearly, he wasn't going to win any popularity contests.
But now the guy's "Interim" Liberal leader.
It all makes me wonder.
I wonder if he holds any bitterness about his past treatment?
I wonder if that explains his openness to having the Liberals merge with his old comrades in the NDP socialist collective?
I wonder how much damage a "past his prime" leader can do to a party, that's struggling to have a future?
Oh well, at least I don't have to wonder about the Liberals' leader-picking abilities.
Obviously, they haven't got a clue.