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Friday, February 03, 2006

dear tom olsen: part 1

In the spirit of our Letters to Paul Jackson (Part 1 & Part 2) at the Calgary Sun, here is an email we wrote to Tom Olsen of the Calgary Herald this morning...

Dear Mr. Olsen,

I would like to thank you for your interesting and insightful commentary on the heath care debate currently raging in this province.

It is your columns that continue to strengthen my belief that the need for a change in government in Alberta is needed now more than ever.

It’s not easy having a “different opinion” or a “non-Tory opinion” in Alberta (i'm assuming you’ve never had to face this problem), but columns like yours continue to strengthen my resolve. It also increases my fondness for our Opposition MLA’s, who have to put up daily with attack columns like yours.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers and Salutations,

UPDATE! We're very pleased to announce that Mr. Olsen has responded to us!

From his response, we've discovered that either: 1. He didn't read the email, or 2. he shares our sense of sarcasm.

Either way, here it is...

I will!!
Thanks for your note!


Jim said...

Tom Olsen is a complete dick who tries to pass himself off as a pragmatic observer. In actuality, he's a PC-boosting hack whose prose is the equivalent of a literary fellation of Ralph Klein or Gary Mar or whatever Tory flake he's writing about this week.

Actually, he's a pretty accurate representation of Calgary, then.

Edmonton--the far more cultured, nuanced, thoughtful city of the pair--gets a political writer who's equally as thoughtful and nuanced as the city he represents: Graham Thomson.

Anonymous said...

Dave...If you really want to get under Olsen's skin, ask him which Herald intern he's banging these days.