Here in Alberta's icy capital, the winter of 2012 is starting to feel like the summer of '73.
If you're an Alberta Progressive Conservative, this is not a good thing.
Let me explain. In the spring and summer of 1972, Richard Nixon, a Republican, was running for re-election as president of the United States.
On June 17, 1972, five men were arrested in the wee hours breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in Washington.
On Nov. 11, 1972, Nixon was re-elected by a crushing landslide that swept away his peacenik Democratic opponent, Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota. McGovern died at 90 in Sioux Falls, S.D., just 40 days ago.