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From Kingsmere to Rideau

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Arthur Milnes dares to speak publicly about the future governor general—we did decide this week that to do so is dangerous and tawdry, didn’t we?—and suggests Peter Milliken.

Who better to have in office as Governor General than a man whose public career has been all about seeking common ground among MPs? At Rideau Hall, Milliken will not have to waste time demonstrating his non-partisan credentials.

The 63-year-old Kingston lawyer has not sought the office of Governor General of Canada. It has sought him.

Meanwhile, Michael Bliss manages the neat trick of both lamenting that Michael Ignatieff was silly enough to express publicly an opinion about who should hold the position, then advocating that the position become an elected one. The solution apparently is democracy without politics.