Was it only three years ago that Paul Martin bestrode the Liberal Party as an indestructible Colossus, looking down imperiously at the feeble opposition within and without the party below?
Was it only three years ago that he stood before the nation as the indomitable leader, with unprecedented popularity across the land?
Was it only three years that we despaired of ever seeing even a remote chance at defeating the man who conquered the governing classes as he conquered the federal deficit?
Is it now that the Liberals gather tonight to bury him with fulsome praise, now that his legacy and accomplishments have been brought low?
What can they say that anyone can sincerely believe about him?