Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Klein's Decline

It's official - Ralph will be resigning this September, likely setting the stage for a winter/spring 2007 leadership convention.


  • The leadership selection date will apparently be at the discretion of the party execs, so I would expect a Novemberish date, since they would likely prefer sooner to later.

    I think it would be in the public interest to get someone at least a little ideological, whether red tory or deep blue tory. Another pragmatist and the provincial NDP, Liberals, and Alberta Alliance will be at an unfair disadvantage in recruiting talented candidates, with many going PC just because PC means government.

    - Brian Dell

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:36 p.m.  

  • One of the reasons Klein is staying around is to be the longest serving PC premier in Alberta history. I think he passes Lougheed in February of next year. He may still get that chance if the party does feel bad about the coup.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:33 p.m.  

  • Given the surreal comments coming from Mrs. Klein and some senior cabinet ministers, I see little prospects of anyone feeling bad for what was done to Ralph. Claiming that he can continue with a 55% approval, how unfair the party's treatment of him was, and how the public still supports him has alienated the base even more. Residents (and conservatives in general) want these jokers gone as soon as possible.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:51 p.m.  

  • TKO, Klein is nowhere close to being the longest-serving Premier. He's had the job for 13 years, while Ernest Manning served for 25.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:44 p.m.  

  • Which is why TKO said "longest serving PC premier"...

    By Blogger Jim, at 11:00 p.m.  

  • "Which is why TKO said "longest serving PC premier"..."

    Maybe he could claim longest serving alcoholic premier...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:07 p.m.  

  • Whoops.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:06 a.m.  

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