Sunday, December 03, 2006
Conservative Leadership race
Probably you are not all as dorky as me in following the Alberta Conservative Party leadership race but I believe there is reason for celebration.
First, the reason to follow the race whether or not you are a small c or big C conservative. Whether you like it or not, the Conservatives will continue to be in power in Alberta for a very long time unless something disastrous occurs. Sorry all you left-wing readers, but that's reality. Consequently, if you want to have an effect on the direction Alberta takes, the leadership of the party is where you must look.
And the reason to celebrate: Ed Stelmach, a quiet, scandal-free farmer from Northern Alberta is our next premier-to-be. I believe he shall do well. Middle of the road, not too left or right, no bad connections, family man, interested in environmental concerns and (big bonus) not a creep like Lyle Oberg.
So Hurray for Ed Stelmach!
Here's a story about the election: Stelmach chosen
He ended up winning by quite a bit indeed.