Grace in defeat

No surprise to those who know him that defeated Inverness Liberal Ian McNeil matched victorious Tory Allan MacMaster in post-election graciousness. McNeil wisely made short work of any recount speculation:

I expect that everybody did their job effectively and the result will stand… Fifty is pretty decisive and I’m very comfortable with that margin.

McNeil pledged his support for the new member’s efforts to face the riding’s common problems, described the race as the experience of a lifetime, and said he would “love to do it again.” Sounds like a worthy re-match in three or four years.