Poor Tom ... he had such high hopes for his creation:
"I spent five years getting Harper into power, so God knows I want him to survive," Tom Flanagan, a political scientist at the University of Calgary, said in an interview Wednesday.
"I perfectly understand the imperatives of political survival and the need to make compromises and to adjust, etc., etc. etc. But . . . it’s got a creepy feel to it."
Yeah, I know what you mean, Tom. You pour all that time and effort into them and, well ...