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The selflessness to resign, the willingness to be reappointed


 

Two months before being reappointed to the Senate, Fabian Manning seems to have commended himself on his willingness to resign.

Just before the election, Manning compared a Senate workday to that of an MP, implying it was less work. “I had a choice. I could have stayed in the Senate and gone on with a lifestyle that wouldn’t necessarily have me up every day working on behalf of the people. I chose not to,” said Manning, when he announced he was leaving the Senate on March 28.


 

The selflessness to resign, the willingness to be reappointed

  1. Perhaps his willingness to return is a sign that he has faith that senate reform will be on the agenda?

  2. “…and then I chose to again.  $133K plus a chair’s stipend is just enough to convince me to do a photo op with Mike Duffy.”

  3. I’m waiting for some cheeky commenter to note that even the moose in Newfoundland don’t want this guy back in the Senate.  Saying something like that myself would be unseemly.  (But honestly: I’m glad he wasn’t seriously hurt.  Moose-car encounters can be very,very bad.)

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