Add another "name" to the list of wannabes for the chance to lead the Liberals out of the political wilderness.
With Belinda testing the waters and six or seven dwarfs also checking to see where the winds are blowing, we find another celebrity name seeking to make Canada a better place for those to the left of the Stephen Harper agenda.
Ashley MacIsaac, the Cape Breton fiddle master with the long list of attention getting activities has decided that politics is calling him. MacIsaac claiming that the nation is in danger of splitting apart has contacted his local newspaper in Nova Scotia and outlined his desire to be a force for change and to bring his youth to the party, all in a bid to end the mockery that "his party" currently suffers under.
It's apparently been a few years of soul searching on his road to Jerusalem and the quest of the Liberal grail, in an interview seven years ago with an Ontario newspaper, MacIsaac at the time was unsure as to his future direction in life. It would seem that with the departure of Paul Martin and an apparent vacuum in the leadership department, perhaps MacIsaac has found his calling after music.
Of course, by simply joining the race MacIsaac will probably ensure that his high profile past experiences will be highlighted, no doubt causing the old grey suits int he party to recoil in horror at the prospect of some of his more outrageous practices becoming considered Liberal standards.
Then again, it could just be an elaborate bit of marketing for his new recording that has just made it into the stores of the nation. If nothing else, over the years MacIsaac has shown himself to be well versed in the ways of publicity (both good and bad)!
Should he stay the course into politics, he'll certainly provide something that might be missing so far in the long march to December's leadership convention in Montreal, more exposure than they might possibly want.
We can hear the folks at Air Farce, 22 Minutes and Mercer Report working on their bits as we write this today. Sometimes the material just drops in your lap, with Belinda on one side and Ashley on the other, the potential for satirical joy at the expense of the Liberals has never looked better.