Here in 14 words is the conundrum that faces the Progressive Conservative government of Alberta Premier Alison Redford: you can be progressive, or you can be conservative, but you can't be both.
So which is it?
The problem that confronts Redford's PCs is that they aren't really sure themselves.
Progressive? Or Conservative? Great taste? Or less filling? Breath mint? Or candy mint?
This, it is said here, is the source of the real pain that shows through the Redford Government's commentary about how we all need to reduce our expectations for the provincial budget scheduled for introduction on Thursday, March 7.