LAYTON AND GOODALE SPEAK FOR SASKATCHEWAN IF ONLY BY DEFAULT You know how barking useless our Conservative MPs are when Ralphie loses his cool, (Leader-Post) and when a Toronto mugwump politician (NewsTalk 980) understands Saskatchewan’s construction problems this year than a sitting MP from Saskatoon. (Global Lethbridge)). Goodale called Brad Trost a “insulting, condescending little twit.” Goodale should apologize … to insulting condescending little twits everywhere for comparing them to Brad Trost.

CONDOLENCES Micheal Ignatieff’s communications guy dies in a motorcycle accident (CBC Ottawa)

POETRY CORNER With all apologies to Robert Service, may I present you with The Election of Mad Steve (Harper and Aberhart on Crusade) (hat tip to The Galloping Beaver)