Don Martin had this little nugget yesterday in his column in which he graded the senior Conservative cabinet ministers at the end of the session. Here's what he had to say about our man Stalkwell in grading him a "B+":
Just to illustrate the dramatic nature of his transformation, consider that his name is now whispered as a front-running replacement for, get this, Stephen Harper.A blogger can only hope. But still, that's an interesting rumour being thrown out there for public consumption. It must have its sources. And heck, anything that stirs up leadership talk among the Harper Conservatives is cause for intrigue. It's certainly a topic that's worthy of much more attention given the failure of the Conservative leader to galvanize the Canadian public with anything beyond minority government level support.