We had an election here in Canada tonight. I have to admit that I was hoping for more of a horserace. I find these things as exciting as a good hockey game. I can’t get to sleep. Sad, I know. For the first time in years, the result of this election wasn’t a foregone conclusion. That was kind of fun. It’s easy to complain about our politicians. In the end, I have my political preferences, but I can’t help but stand amazed and grateful for generally decent people who try their best and who subject themselves to the political process. Some good people lost tonight. You couldn’t pay me enough to do what they do. Update: This is going to be interesting. The Liberals and NDP have 154 seats combined. The Conservatives, Bloq, and the one independent have 154 seats combined. This will be an interesting Parliament. The party whip is going to have lots of work.