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Sunday, December 02, 2007

everybody's third choice. one year later.

Today is the one-year anniversary of Ed Stelmach's selection as leader of Alberta's 36-year old Progressive Conservative government (and also a first-anniversary for anniversary for Stephane Dion). On December 2, 2006, Stelmach came from third place to defeat Jim Dinning and Ted Morton in the final weekend of the Alberta PC leadership selection.

Stelmach's year as Tory Premier has been the most shaky the Tories have witnessed in a long time. I could use this post to write about Ed Stelmach's Tories and their many, many missteps and missed opportunities over the past year (the Calgary-Elbow by-election, EUB spy scandal, a damning Auditor General's report, waffling on the royalty review, shutting down debate on Bill 46, taking 4 months to deal with Craig Chandler in Calgary-Egmont, the rest of the Top 10, etc), but instead, I'll wish Premier Stelmach congrats on surprsing many of us by surviving one year.

In conclusion, I will leave you with everyone's favorite theme song from the 2006 Alberta PC leadership race:

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess that makes Taft everybody's fourth choice.

Anonymous said...

I think the saying was everybody's second choice. . .

Mustafa Hirji said...

This, in no way, compares to "Ted Morton is the Man". That was the best theme song from last year.

- Mustafa Hirji

Anonymous said...

Tories had the choice of a conservative, a moderate, and an incompetent.

It's obvious which one they chose.

Manuel said...

Second choice was always my logic, since no one who made dinning their first choice picked morton, and vice versa. Leaving only a second choice.....Special Eddy.

Wheatsheaf said...

Taft's not everyone's fourth choice. If he was, the Liberals would be higher in the polls. Everyone's 4th choice is Raj, but he is with the wrong party for Alberta.

Anonymous said...

Good point, wheatsheaf! Taft is nobodies choice....He's finish eleventh in a ten horse race.