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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

In today's Toronto Star, former Tory MP Reginald Stackhouse asks, "What's age got to do with it?" when it comes to federal leadership races.

Answer: Very simple, really. The age difference between Jean Chretien and the likes of Stephen Harper or likely Tory leadership contenders is obvious, and much more easily described than cometing policies or visions. Journalists, lika all of us, have a tendency to look for the easy stuff, and age certainly is easy to report and focus on. Too bad that it hasn't buch bearing on a person's suitability for political office.
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