|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If Wildrose Leader Brian Jean fights for the leadership of a combined right-wing party in Alberta with Jason Kenney, could he win?|
The game's afoot: Jason Kenney buses unfamiliar faces to Tory youth meeting at Red Deer PC conventionDavid J. Climenhaga | Kenney wants to merge the Alberta PC and Wildrose parties, putting him at odds with the other provincial leadership candidates.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If the PCs won't say how many memberships the Jim Prentice campaign gave away, it's fair to conclude that, notwithstanding claims to the contrary, it's Tory business as usual in Alberta.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If we chose other examples of public art -- say large sculptures in front of a major public building -- the way we choose the portraits of Alberta's premiers, it would legitimately be a scandal.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Frontrunner Jim Prentice won easily, but low voter turnout in the Alberta PC leadership election counted this evening says clearly Albertans no longer see the PCs as their Natural Governing Party.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If Jim Prentice becomes Alberta PC leader and premier next Saturday, the attacks and implications from political operators of all sorts with all sorts of agendas aren't going to stop.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Surely most Tories will be disinclined to vote for a candidate whose revelation completely swamped the first good news the party and government have enjoyed in weeks.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Ministers of the Crown are advised to do what the rest of us have resorted to while travelling outside the Dominion: leaving their Telus devices at home in the sock drawer.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Jim Prentice has revealed himself to be the Mitt Romney of Alberta politics: just the right amount of grey in his hair for appearance to triumph over substance.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Alberta-wide, according to a July poll, the Wildrose Party enjoys a commanding lead in every demographic category. Which leader the PCs choose doesn't seem to make much difference.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | PC leadership candidate Jim Prentice roared: "We can take back our party, and we can set it right, my friends!" All around me, the room was full of the same old Tory hacks.|
Albertans have a right to ask questions about the integrity and preservation of their government's recordsDavid J. Climenhaga | With an election looming, Albertans may be right to worry about a fleet of shredder trucks descending on the Legislature between now and election day.
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