This predictable, but still shocking, story deserves its own thread IMO.
By this action, Gary Doer caps his 23-year career as cabinet minister, leader, and premier by following in the footsteps of his predecessor Ed Schreyer, who was named Governor-General immediately upon resigning as NDP leader, and then High Commissioner to Australia upon completing his G-G term.
Schreyer, of course, was crowned by the Trudeau Liberals, while Doer has gone one better.
In announcing his resignation, Doer, finding it hard to conceal his glee, made the following offensive comment about seniors:
"What am I going to next? Well, I'm not going to be watching soaps," he almost giddily told his press conference.
There are many examples of leaders of the NDP - and indeed of trade unions (remember Dennis McDermott being named Ambassador to Ireland by Brian Mulroney?) - being "rewarded" for their services by their purported adversaries. Babblers' views on this particular case, and on the general phenomenon, would be most welcome.