Back in the early 70s I got to know the then Reeve of Gloucester Township outside Ottawa, Bob "Doc" MacQuarrie. I was thinking of Doc today and I was reminded of something he told me back then, the key to politics.
He said the secret to politics was always knowing "the difference between scratching your ass and tearing it all apart." I figure there's something to that.
Congratulations to the New Democrats and your new leader, Thomas Mulcair.