Ignatieff Gracious To The End

Things move so quickly, one moment you’re watching a townhall thinking what a great Prime Minister this man would make, the next you’re reading a farewell exit. People can point to faults, blame, but it’s also worth recognizing a sincerity and grace, from a man who really was the "happy warrior". A perfect closing thought on this chapter, because in a strange twist of fate, the detached elitist was at his best with average Canadians:

“The only thing, really, to say is this: Everybody always tells you how tough a game politics is and how brutal it is. What they don’t say enough is how incredibly good the Canadian people are to you even when they don’t vote for you,” Mr. Ignatieff told reporters at the same microphone where he has regularly answered media questions as leader of the official opposition.

“And, as we take our leave of politics, I just want to express my enormous gratitude to all the people we met as we went along the road, their kindness, their civility, their sense of humour,” he said. “It was a privilege to serve the Canadian people and we leave politics with a sense of what a privilege it was and what an honour it was.”

Thanks Mr. Ignatieff, this superficial game never really deserved you.

 
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