(The early betting is that the 2009 seat will come down to one of five people in order of likelihood: 1) CPC President Don Plett, a big step down to 2) former Premier Gary Filmon, another big step down to 3) MP Joy Smith, 4) former provincial cabinet minister Jim Downey & 5) MP Merv Tweed. Personally, I'll be surprised if it's anyone but Plett.)
Back to today's list, Duffy is a gimmick (at least Pamela Wallin has stints at the consulate in New York and on the Manley committee that decided our Afghan policy), no surprise on Irving Gersetein or Fabian Manning, and at first blush, Chief Patrick Brazeau is the one that excites me the most with potential.
Update: Less pleased that Chief Brazeau is only 34. That's way too young for a Senate appointment, however I'm betting that the Prime Minister is betting that term limits are going to arrive far quicker than the Chief's 75th birthday.