Now, I'm not going to miss this guy at all, but leaving politics?
John Baird to resign as foreign affairs minister, sources say
Not bloody likely.
He'll be back, don't you worry. He'll be back to run for the leadership. And he might just make it in.
We've seen it a whole bunch of times -- Jean Chretien, Ernie Eves, blah blah blah. Prominent figure suddenly leaves cabinet, hides out in the private sector for a while, disassociates from the current regime, old mistakes are forgotten, and then he comes back as the bright shining saviour.
Ho hum. Nothing new to see here. It's an old, old story.