A long serving MPP quits, throwing the QP rumour mill into overdrive. What could have caused this departure? Divisions within caucus? Leader's office being too controlling? Trouble on the home front, perhaps?
Well, no such luck when it comes to the Don of Vaughan, Greg Sorbara. Two days after he quit, and nobody- nobody- dares to speculate. When Elizabeth Witmer packs it in, you get an avalanche of tweets saying she did it just to stick a knife in Hudak's back, even though she herself said differently. But Sorbara? Above all suspicion.
Is it even that hard to believe that the combined weight of ORNGE, the looming battle with teachers over negotiating new contracts, the ongoing battle with doctors, the revelation that we're pouring money into underpowered green energy projects that yield nothing, and Sorbara's own leadership ambitions being frustrated by Dalton doing his best Bill Davis impression made him decide to get out of la cucina before things got too hot? Sure, that's not too much of a stretch. But apparently it's too much to handle for the press, or for the Twitterati.
OK, how about something a little easier to digest? How about the fact that the Liberals are behind misleading survey calls in the Waterloo region talking about a fictitious PC Party plan to "lay off thousands of teachers"? Are we going to let this pass unnoticed?
Don't everyone rush forward at once.