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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

waiting for the oberg shoe to drop...

It's been a busy day, but here's a bit of an update:

- Thanks to Grant for offering me an invitation to Lyle Oberg's fork in the road press conference tomorrow - unfortunately, it's in Calgary and I'm in Edmonton. So, I don't think I'll be making it.

But for interest’s sake, the press conference will be held tomorrow at 2pm. I'm sure 630 CHED will be carrying it live.

- As well, I'd like to thank the legions of Oberg supporters who have leaped to the defence of their wounded candidate in the Alberta PC leadership race and decided to drown the daveberta emailbox with letters of support for Dr. Oberg.

It's heartwarming to know that an liberalish blogger in Alberta can attract such a conservative readership following and for this, I thank you.

- Meanwhile, it looks like I'm not the only one who thinks Oberg's PC leadership chances are next to nil at this point.

- On a non-Obergish note, if you're interested in the goings-on in the upcoming United States Senate and House primary elections, Politics1 is a great source of information. As well, for entertainment purposes, you should take the time to visit Arnold's Neighborhood!

- Apparently, former Prime Minister Joe Clark was on the U of A campus today. I was hoping to hop over and say hi, but I was too intrigued reading over these lovely stats. I was hoping to put another check on the list of past and present PM's that I've shaken hands with (the others being Turner, Chretien, Martin, and Harper). Plus, I kind of like Clark.

-And finally, if you've ever wanted to meet a real life terrorist - Angela Davis, former Black Panther member, will be on campus tomorrow night for the final installment of the 2005/06 Revolutionary Speaker's Series.


Allie said...

Don't underestimate the Oberg :-)

daveberta said...

Perhaps. But we shall see what he has to say this afternoon.

Allie said...

Interesting how 630 CHED decided not to cover any of the Oberg conference (as none of the other media did either) but choose instead to recap what Hon. Minister Dave Hancock said this morning on Rutherford about his Leadership Bid.