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Just like being there


Upon safely returning to Ottawa after a few days aboard the Liberal tour, a couple notes for which I did not previously find an excuse to mention in passing.

1. In the wake of Sudbury, Mr. Ignatieff now enters the room to the chorus of Jumpstart by These Kids Wear Crowns. He was previously entering to the upbeat part of Ashley MacIsaac’s Wing Stock.

2. Also since Sudbury, reporters on the Liberal plane have taken to chanting “rise up” as the campaign plane hurtles down the runway for takeoff and then cheering once it takes flight. Mr. Ignatieff seems to take this in good humour, pumping his fist or motioning upward in time with the chanting from the front of the plane.