The Alberta Stampede
EDMONTON - Bedecked in a black cowboy hat and a bolo tie, Liberal Leader Kevin Taft stood in the legislature rotunda today and announced he would table a motion to make rodeo Alberta's official sport.
"Alberta doesn't even have an official sport. It struck me right away, well, it should be rodeo. What is more Alberta than rodeo?" he said.
I'm torn on this one. If the cowboy boot were on the other foot, I would be savagely mocking Ed Stelmach if he tried something like this (and Taft himself spends a chapter of his book expressing frustration about the great rough fescue debate).
But, the ALP needs to blatantly pander to "real Alberta" so, what the hell, yee-haw!