Tout le monde political Alberta was abuzz last night with rumours the entire Wildrose caucus is on the verge of walking over and joining Premier Jim Prentice's Progressive Conservatives, perhaps as soon as today.
The Wildrosers will be briefed at today's caucus meeting, then the Provincial Government of Petroleum Unity will be formed, or so goes the universal rumour.
This makes so little sense that, this being Alberta, it's probably true. Certainly it will be close to unprecedented in the annals of Canadian politics for an entire opposition party just to surrender and join the government holus-bolus, but there you go.
Certainly it would effectively bring to an end one of the most entertaining and interesting periods in Alberta political history.