Thursday, August 09, 2007


More chatter about the upcoming cabinet shuffle today: "PM faces tough choices replacing female ministers." Wake me up when it finally happens.

The relatively slow pace of news in Canada seems to have a lot of eyes focussed on this shuffle. Today's report has the number of women Harper may include under the microscope. Well, he frankly doesn't have much to work with. It's a glaring deficit on the Conservative side. And the preeminence of the wonder boys thus far has so dominated the Conservative party's public face, it'd be hard to satisfy any expectations that the Harper cabinet is suddenly to be equalized in the gender department.

It's a sad state of affairs, yes indeed.