So David Emerson finally made his appearance on CTV's Question Period.
He says his switch was not motivated by personal reasons, but a desire to work for his riding.
Why? He said he didn't come into politics for partisan reasons, he's not political person, he came in as a Paul Martin Liberal. As if "Paul Martin Liberal" was some euphemism for non-partisan sainthood, working for the good of all without any self-interest.
Asked if he will run as a Conservative in the next election, Emerson said he will if he feels he can still contribute.
Translation: if I can win, and the Tories are going to form the government. Hey, he can always switch back if they don't.