Yes. I am serious.
Think about it. The Liberals don't want Dion to be PM. It wouldn't be fair to let Iggy or Rae be leader without a convention. Layton could be PM until the Liberals have their leadership convention in May as scheduled. It would be a way to show the NDP, and Canadians for that matter, that the Liberals are serious about forming a coalition government that would work together to get us through these tough economic times.
The Liberals would, of course, still have a majority in cabinet, and therefore would still hold more power than the NDP. But since both parties would need each other (and the Bloc) to stay in power, they would have to find compromise positions on everything anyways.
Before you start calling me crazy, consider this: the whole "who is going to be PM?" business seems to be a sticking point getting in the way of finalizing a deal. And the only way Harper will come out of this a winner is if the opposition parties can't get their sh@% together.
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