Here's a bit of a look around the start of the last week of Alberta's 2008 provincial election campaign...
- Hey, Ed! You say Kevin Taft's environmental plan will cost Alberta 300,000 jobs. Where'd ya get your numbers? Kim Trynacity would like to know (Rumour has it that Ed's source also thinks that Taft's environmental plan will cause the breakdown of civilization and ignite a global zombie war).
- What would Preston think? Former Reform Party communications guru Ron Wood fires off a letter of support to the Alberta Liberals.
- Ed Stelmach pulls out the Ken Lay card in the final week of the campaign, but a Tory insider thinks Stelmach is playing from the wrong deck:
"Taft is not the problem -- it's the 18 per cent undecided that's the problem," the Conservative said. "They've got to be running a campaign in the final week to get the undecided off the couch."- Some are more equal than others. Why are rural Albertans worth more than city folk?
"Now that you have their undivided attention, start talking about your campaign, your candidates and what you will do. Don't send out bulletins obsessing about Taft."
- Keep it classy, folks. Aman Gill, Alberta Liberal candidate in Edmonton-Mill Creek, is the target of racist vandalism.
- Calgary-Egmont is the "Baskin Robbins of the Conservative Party."