I don't usually link to Blogging Tories, but sometimes its interesting to hear what they have to say when they think Progressives aren't in the room. Loyalist at dissonance and disrespect not only thinks that Rona Ambrose is gone, he's hoping Peter MacKay will also be given the hook in Harper's upcoming cabinet shuffle:
But what to do about Peter MacKay?
It may now be safe politically for Harper to dump one of the weakest links in Cabinet, or if not to punt him from Cabinet, to shuffle him somewhere where he can do less harm than in Foreign Affairs.
MacKay has proven himself to be an inept, or at least indifferent, handler of the foreign affairs portfolio. The position can't afford a lightweight. Get someone in there with a little heft.
I wonder what portfolio "light-weights" get? MacKay for Prentice at Indian Affairs?
I would also think that Conservatives secretly want Stockwell "walked with the dinosaurs"Day moved to someplace where he could create less havoc. Or does his status as loyal spear-chucker for the Socon wing of the party preclude replacing him with someone more competent?