Sunday, December 30, 2012

Joe Clark idle no more

You'd have to go back over thirty years to rediscover Joe Clark's moment in the spotlight. That's when he was briefly the Progressive Conservative Prime Minister of Canada. He was widely seen as a well-meaning doofus not cut out for the rough and tumble of federal politics.

He was also widely seen as being done in by the much more politically savvy Brian Mulroney.

Clark went on to serve in Mulroney's cabinet for a few years before fading into a gentle twilight of university teaching posts.

But now he's back!

Former PM Clark has dared to go where the current PM fears to tread; all the way to the Ottawa River to meet with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.

Chief Spence is in the third week of a hunger strike to draw attention to First Nations grievances with the Harper gang. Clark came away praising Spence's vision as "humble and achievable."

Good for you, Mr. Clark! What a refreshing change from the macho posturing of the current administration.

Is it too late for a political comeback?

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