Regarding both Ms. Clark and, perhaps more importantly, her government's Conflict Commissioner:
"...I remember you when you were smart, Paul. But I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, since you don't think that the fact of your son's long and close friendship with Clark and that he is a politically appointed deputy minister in her government places you in a conflict of interest! Hell, Paul, you're probably right. I mean, who would ever dream that a lawyer making $269,000 a year from a legislature made up largely of Liberals would consider it in his interest to keep those Liberals kindly disposed towards him?..."
And, if I remember correctly, the good Mr. Mair himself is also lawyer.
But not a farmer.
Unless, of course, he also hates Email but doesn't mind the feel of a Blackberry.