Jim Flaherty bought the farm today at the much-too-young age of 64.
Flaherty should be a dyed-in-the-wool enemy of everything this blog stands for, both for his Harris years in Ontario and in his service for the Prince of Darkness, Big Steve Harper for the last ten years.
Oddly enough, there has been but one reference to Flaherty in the years I've been writing this blog, and that was as a brief side-show reference to the Israel-Palestine drama.
Even oddlier, this was a guy who managed to get through a life-long career of public service without the slightest whiff of scandal ever befouling his reputation.
While I may not have agreed with his politics, I have to respect that.
Bon voyage, Mr. Flaherty.
The Canadian political arena is a poorer place without you.