MARC GARNEAU QUITS RACE

Media Bites: Garneau Was Always Miss Congeniality to Trudeau's Beauty Queen

It took two days and five rounds of voting for the cardinals to elect Pope Francis; it will probably take about 15 minutes for the Grits to install Justin Trudeau. Once Justin's leadership destiny looked sealed, the press collectively agreed that Garneau's role in this particular play would be Miss Congeniality: the loveable runner up, who, while not exactly tiara-and-sash material, could still provoke genuine pity in losing. As a potential prime minister, Garneau was always overrated.