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Monday, June 12, 2006

place your bids early...

Alberta Liberals cashing in on Klein's legislative toss

Edmonton -- An infamous piece of Alberta's political history is being put on the auction block.

The Alberta Liberal Party has announced plans to sell on eBay the copy of their health-policy booklet that Progressive Conservative Premier Ralph Klein hurled at a 17-year-old legislative page earlier this year.

The 63-year-old Premier later apologized for the outburst, which garnered national attention.
They even toured it around Alberta for people to sign. My signature is on page 7...

(props to CG for the news linkage...)


Jim said...

You know, as much as I think this is a cool idea, I think they've done a pretty crappy job on the communications side of things. You get it up on eBay and then, BAM, you get the press to cover it. You don't tell the press that you're going to do it and then wait for them to lose interest by not disclosing when the damn thing is actually gonna be put up for auction.

I love the provincial Liberal party, but sometimes they just frustrate me with their amateur-night bullshit on the organizational side of things.

Jim said...

Sorry if that comment seemed especially bitter. I wrote it immediately after the Oilers lost Game 4. :P