"Politics," in the immortal words of former Liberal MP Stan Keyes, "is a whore's game." A shell-shocked Stéphane Dion has just spent a year learning what he meant.
In Ottawa, the teams march out on the field, the media referees take their positions and the shout that goes up cannot be said to be one that suits him: "May the best whore win."
I'm not sure the implications of that. Does that mean the party needs a leader who is more whorish? Or does that mean Dion needs to become more whorish?
Or does that mean that whorishness is necessary for success?
Is non-whorishness a bar to success? I'd hate to think so.