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Surely You Jest

While down south for 2 weeks I kind of lost touch with day-to-day goings on. You know: NFL and NBA match-ups, the weather back home, world news and Canadian politics. Imagine my surprise to learn that among Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 18 Senate appointments (news item, here) was broadcaster Mike Duffy! The Duff, who has been called Mike Puffy due to his sizeable girth, back in the 80s when I worked on Parliament Hill was referred to by his reporter colleagues as Senator Duffy. I guess if you hold on to your dreams long enough...

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