How's it playing in Pe-Tory-ia?
We still don't have the official confirmation, but it's interesting to note how the expected departure of Ian Brodie from the PMO is being greeted with relief by some in Conservative quarters, such as here and here.
It is kind of refreshing, actually, to see this independence of thought in a realm that often seems to thrive on recycling talking points from central Conservative command.
And incidentally, there's another theory why Brodie is leaving - Harper thinks people in politics should mind their own business. Nobody likes a gossipy busybody.