Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Dion's Garth Turner headache
Many people have talked about the headache Garth Turner will become now that he's a part of Stéphane Dion's Liberal caucus. That may or may not become the case.
The challenge with Garth Turner is to give him enough of what he wants, which is media time. He'll get it if he's given questions to ask during Question Period, if he appears as the Liberal talking head in the media. etc. etc. This is probably the sole calculation needed when it comes to keeping Garth Turner manageable.
If Turner gets his face in front of the cameras often enough, he'll be happy. If he doesn't, he won't. Simple.
The headache lies in the fact that you have to continually accommodate the guy as much as it is worrying about what he'll do when you don't.
Pass the popcorn.