Odds & Ends
-I found this interesting, given the leadership rumblings around Jimmy K. How's this for a slogan: "Jim Karygiannis has never pretended to be one of Parliament's stars".
-20 bucks says Hedy Fry wins London in the leadership race:
Visions of mob-style southern U.S. justice and white- hooded racists came to mind yesterday when a shocked London man woke to find a burned cross on his lawn.
-Daveberta has a run down on the rules in the provincial PC leadership race. True to form, there will be no donation restrictions and no requirement to reveal donors. Luckily the provincial PCs are all above reproach with respect to ethics and conflict of interests, so I am sure this will not lead to any company, group, or individual having undue influence over the next Premier of Alberta.
-On the flip side, Senator Marie Poulin, who is running for LPC President, has announced she will obey strict fundraising rules, even though no fundraising laws apply to the race. I probably won't pay too much attention to the LPC Presidency race until we get closer to the convention but Senator Poulin certainly appears to have a lot of ideas for rebuilding the party. With respect to internal party reform, the Party's President is probably more important than the party's leader so all Liberals should look at the candidates running and see what they stand for.
-I'll be launching the "Best Prime Minister...We Never Had" contest later today. There were well over 80 names suggested, so the first round will be a seeding round to determine the top 16 and next week we'll begin the knock out matches.