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Thursday, July 24, 2008

on the nutritional value of white bread.

It's not hard to believe that being an opposition party leader in Alberta contains as much of a political future as white bread does nutrition, but that's not going to stop some brave citizens from believing that they can turn the Alberta Liberal Party into a multi-grain political experience (wow, that was bad...).

The first contender to step up after outgoing leader Kevin Taft announced his stepping down is Calgary-Currie MLA Dave Taylor. Deputy Leader since he was first elected in 2004, it's probably been about just as long since I've heard rumours of the former talk radio star's impending leadership run. AGRDT, PTIMHB and Calgary Grit have some initial reactions to Taylor's announcement.

As a special nutritious treat for readers, over the coming months I will be providing some uniquely davebertan insight into my experiences with some of the candidates over the years -- including during my time as Communications Coordinator for the Alberta Liberals -- which could possibly kill my chances of getting a job in the next Liberal leader's office, but should have some nutritional value to it....

UPDATE: Former Edmonton-McClung MLA Mo Elsalhy is planning to kick off his campaign in the next few days.


eh said...

I'm really looking forward to you spilling the dirt. Especially your future post on Dave Taylor. Good on you.

tjk said...

Dave, if you believe Gauntlet, they couldn't pay you anyway.

Mo certainly takes himself seriously...should be interesting to discover what he says. A bunch of the younger more radical Libs that I've run into have been behind him from time to time.

And on WHITE BREAD...did you read a recent study that indicated that whole wheat bread is worst for you?

kr said...

Looking forward to your inside scoop, Dave.

Zack said...

I'm amazed at how half-assed his announcement was. No high profile endorsements, a bare bones website with nothing on it. This guy is supposed to be the front runner?!?