By Andrew Macdonald
Tactician. Wily. Strategist. Laird of Lake Ainslie. Lord of Cape Breton. The Second coming of Christ.
Those terms were often used from the 1960s to early 1980s by political journalists of the day to describe politician Allan J. MacEachen who died Tuesday at age 96.
The Cape Breton son of an Inverness coal miner, Allan J rose