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Monday, September 29, 2008

live from the edmonton-strathcona forum.

I'm sitting in a 300-400 person audience at the Edmonton-Strathcona all-candidates forum at the Myer Horowitz Theatre with Legendary Campaign Manager Chris Henderson.

It's been a generally low-key forum, but the most loaded question of the night came right off the bat as an audience member launched an abortion-taser combo question to Conservative incumbent Rahim Jaffer. In response, the best and most clever quote of the night goes to Green candidate Jane Thrall:

"I'm not sure what the Green policy is on tasers, but I can assure you that we won't use them on pregnant women."


Anonymous said...

Awesome quote!

Robert Routledge said...

I thought that was a funny moment too! If you want to meet with Jane, you can reach me at, or

WillBlog said...

I thought Jane was quite good, actually - I was impressed by her presence and her ability to respond in succinct phrases.

Anonymous said...

Great quote!