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Saturday, April 01, 2006

warning! faulty political product!

warning! faulty product!

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Alberta PC Convention delegates, of Alberta, has announced a recall of Ralph Klein, Alberta PC leader. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The electrical connectors in the political machine can erode, posing a fire hazard.

The product has E50, E55, E70 or E75 printed in large type on the front panel and model number 12941, 13035, 13085 or 13088 printed on the bottom of the political machine. This machine grinds complex policy ideas into rhetoric, pressure brews, stops automatically, and disregards parliamentary procedure. It can also dispense hot air for trial balloons and hot steam to froth and steam milk.

Consumers should stop using the recalled political machine immediately, and consult alternative producers to arrange for a free wire replacement.

14 comments:

michael in calgary said...

I've been trying to return this product since the past two elections.

Anonymous said...

you are so clever...not

daveberta said...

i am clever.

Anonymous said...

yikes you've let your ego get in the way...

daveberta said...

its name is steve.

Anonymous said...

Your alternative producers are just a cheap carbon copy of a much better brand...

Check out http://www.albertandp.ca/ for a political product that will leave you truly satisfied! :)

WillBlog said...

Trouble is, when you return a faulty product, there has to be another one on the shelf worth buying. Right now, I'd place more stock in the company's internal reorganization than I would the neighbouring brands.

daveberta said...

Will: you should take it out for a test drive first. :-)

How about a 4 year test period?

Jim said...

You know, I tried the NDP brand for a while, but I'm allergic to all the nuts.

michael in calgary said...

"You know, I tried the NDP brand for a while, but I'm allergic to all the nuts."

I bet it was nasty.

Anonymous said...

I exchanged my old Tory model in for a new Liberal model in the last election, and I'm enjoying the change.

Bruce Miller rocks!

Jim said...

My market didn't have any immediate alternatives to the puffy Mark Norris model, so I relocated and I am now enjoying 24 cylinders of Kevin Taft.

Wait, that sounds a lot dirtier than I had intended...

WillBlog said...

To be blunt, I think it speaks more to the effectiveness of the leader's of the opposition parties that they aren't able to make more headway given the turmoil within the PC Party.

A strong opposition is needed to keep the government limber and responsible - and I don't think that Kevin Taft is up to the job.

When does his leadership come up for review? Does the Liberal party have to go through another election defeat before there is a vote on Taft's leadership? What future successors are kicking the tires to see if a future run might be possible?

Jim said...

Taft was, and is still, the best option available to Liberal voters. The party as a whole is grateful to him for stepping up and, frankly, saving the whole organization from oblivion. The party was on the verge of declaring financial bankruptcy, which would have also meant political bankruptcy as well. When even Laurence Decore, with all the resources he had, and the political wind that he had at his back, fell short of ending the Tory regime in this province, I think most people realize that electing Liberals in this province--even is hospitable urban areas--will always be a tough hill to climb. Yeah, Taft isn't perfect--he's a bit too much of an academic and not enough of a retail politician, but I'll happily take his politics over any of the other options available.