Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The King is Dead, Long Live the King (or Alana DeLong)

Ralph makes what I believe is his sixth resignation announcement.

And the race begins! CTV profiles the nine candidates in the race.


  • Ralph Klein takes longer to go into "that good night" than any actor I've ever seen in any movie. It's like 'Groundhog's Day' over and over again with this stuff..

    does this mean Ralph is REALLLLLLLLy gone now? He can drink and make fun of the homeless fulltime now?

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 11:25 p.m.  


    check out the first posting.

    By Blogger Davenport Liberal, at 12:10 a.m.  

  • To the Conservatives and old Reformers who are reading this:

    It's time to rally around a principled conservative and democratic reformer to ensure that our shared values make thier way into the Premier's office and public policy.

    Ted Morton is our man.

    Take a minute to call or email his campaign right now and get involved.

    By Blogger mattgelinas, at 2:52 a.m.  

  • Ughhhh - can't Albertans just, oh, I don't know - vote for a party other than the Alberta PC's? I am so frikin tired of the "coronation" that is about to happen that moving to Yellowknife is starting to look good...

    By Blogger Left Right and Center, at 7:15 a.m.  

  • I think that its wonderful to see that he is finally gone for good.

    I was never a fan of this man, his politics, or his values.

    Klein will go down in history as one of the worst premiers in Alberta's history, right next to Peter Lougheed. Both utterly mismanaged the Alberta economy, contributed mightily to our environmental problems, and saw many people of this Province marginalized while many from distant places were allowed to exploit the resources and the people of Alberta without any common sense or restraint.

    And the damage done to Alberta Hospitals and Alberta Schools because of this inept and incompetent politician shall take decades to fix.

    Good Riddance.

    By Blogger Joe Green, at 8:55 a.m.  

  • Matt Gelinas was touting for Ted Morton. Morton is an Amerikan Republikan with a Canadian Passport.

    I like Matt's idea of Morton being the next leader of the PCs. That way he can be the Pied Piper, and lead all the rats out of Alberta and into political oblivion.

    Not that Kevin Taft could be that lucky.

    By Blogger Joe Green, at 9:00 a.m.  

  • "Ralph Klein takes longer to go into "that good night" than any actor I've ever seen in any movie. "

    Not everyone can quit an important job as effortlessly as Frank McKenna. But I do agree that Albertans should look at other parties.

    By Blogger Brian C, at 10:14 a.m.  

  • You say principled conservative... I say rabid lunatic bigot obsessed with homosexuality.

    By Blogger Reality Bites, at 10:29 a.m.  

  • Not everyone can quit an important job as effortlessly as Frank McKenna.


    By Blogger Jason Bo Green, at 2:39 p.m.  

  • What most interests me is establishing a robust democracy in Alberta, where there are at least two political parties capable of governing the Province. The current lopsided House makes this almost impossible, with the result that the Conservatives get a "free ride" and end up doing the most outrageous things, such as the gross underfunding of senior's nursing home facilities that the Auditor General so severely criticized.

    By Blogger Joe Green, at 4:07 p.m.  

  • Ralph resigned??? Why didn't he say something?

    By Blogger Olaf, at 6:57 p.m.  

  • People fell asleep during his many long goodbyes. Now he is gone for good.

    Good Riddance.

    By Blogger Joe Green, at 10:27 p.m.  

  • i wonder if there was some stuff that went on behind the scenes to extract the resg. letter by this week. the calgary herald ran a story saying there were threats made to get him to leave. the allegation was that the party was going to yank all the feel good theatrics they have planned for after the leadership race.

    By Blogger robert mcbean, at 8:19 p.m.  

  • I would disagree with Peter Lougheed being one of the worst premiers, if anything he was one of the best. I don't see what was wrong of standing up to Trudeau on the National Energy Program. I would argue Harry Strom and EC Manning were the worst ones. As for Ralph Klein, he was best in his early years when he turned things around, but I think overstayed his welcome. He should have left in 2003 when at the top of his game and let someone else take over.

    As for Ted Morton, Good God. This guy is about as right wing as one can get. If Alberta is stupid enough to elect this guy, they would become the laughingstock of Canada. Ralph Klein may be hated by the left, but Ontario did elect Mike Harris who was even more conservative, whereas no province has ever elected someone as right wing as Ted Morton.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 11:45 p.m.  

  • Devine (SK) and Vanderzalm (BC) come close...

    Duplessis (PQ) and Aberhart (duh) were considerably more right-wing than anyone in power today.

    By Blogger Freedom Socialist, at 9:56 a.m.  

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