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Thursday, October 18, 2007

kerry diotte's close encounters of the left-kind and other conspiracy theories.

In trying to justify Don Iveson's stunning defeat of Mike Nickel in Ward 5 in the Monday, October 15, 2007 municipal elections, Edmonton Sun columnist Kerry Diotte has a new theory.

Instead of giving the much deserved credit to 16,848 Ward 5 voters who cast their ballots for Don Iveson, a strong candidate with a solid platform and very well-organized and dedicated volunteer campaign team, Diotte has declared that Mike Nickel was "short-changed by a vast left-wing conspiracy that was really behind his defeat.

It's pretty clear that Diotte is short-changing the voters of Ward 5 with his Drudge-style internet conspiracy theories.

And after listening to Nickel's only election night media comment before kicking the media out of his campaign office, it's not hard to believe that he rubbed Ward 5 voters in the wrong way:

"At the end of the day, I'm going to go make some money, which I should've been doing for three years anyway."
If there's a support group for people like Diotte, I suggest he look for one, and invite Mike Nickel too.


Anonymous said...

Kerry Diotte is a douche. Iveson identified with the voters with his campaign of ideas, and Nickel lost because he ran a piss-poor campaign and he had negative name recognition. Why? He's a douchebag too.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

Wow, talk about a sore loser.

Anonymous said...

Does Mr Diotte's conspiracy of the left include the EPS? I mean they did try to catch him drinking & driving not so long ago.

He was lucky he got tipped off in advance, otherwise he'd be writing his imaginative trash from the comfort of Edmonton's overcrowded Remand Centre.

ACI said...

Diotte's rant and Nickel's foolish response make me wonder if the term "fiscal conservative" has been hijacked by the adult iterations of school yard bullies. There's nothing wrong with being prudent with how you spend money, but the pedantic rhetoric of today's politics has been narrowly defined in black and white terms like 'liberal' and 'fiscal conservative.' So what then would be a person who believes in wise investments in both infrastructure or social programs, which have long-term returns? It's time to raise the level of debate and accept that 'smart' is not a four-letter word.

Anonymous said...

He did say they were out-campaigned and failed in the get out the vote area.

BR said...

Sign me up for the support group, then.

There's nothing wrong with a bunch of ideologically-aligned people coming together to defeat someone of a different mindset. Nickel's just calling a spade a spade.

And if you're going to talk about sore losers, one might suggest the new poll on this blog smacks of a sore winner.