Klein: “Jean, welcome to The House.”
Chretien: “I’m happy to be in your house Ralph, but happy to be out of the other House (of Commons). There is a good life after politics.”
Klein: “Yeah, I’m doing a lot less and making a lot more money.”
Chretien: “Same for me Ralph, but when we were in politics we weren’t in it for the money, but for the fun of it.” It would be hard to imagine the personality-challenged antagonists of today — specifically Stephen Harper, Stephane Dion, Alberta’s Ed Stelmach or Ontario’s Dalton McGuinty — engaging in respectful chummy talk now or even a few years after they leave office.