Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dinning is Served

Jim Dinning has officially launched his campaign today, with a massive show of force, of 27 MLA endorsements. These MLAs have no doubt examined the candidates, their policies, and their vision for Alberta, reaching the only logical conclusion possible: supporting Jim Dinning is the only way they can ever hope to get into Cabinet.

Cindy Ady, Calgary-Shaw
Moe Amery, Calgary-East
Neil Brown, Calgary-Nose Hill
Hon. Mike Cardinal, Athabasca-Redwater
Hon. Harvey Cenaiko, Calgary-Buffalo
Hon. Dave Coutts, Livingstone-Macleod
Hon. Heather Forsyth, Calgary-Fish Creek
Hon. Yvonne Fritz, Calgary-Cross
Hon. Gord Graydon, Grande Prairie-Wapiti
Hon. Denis Herard, Calgary-Egmont
Mary Ann Jablonski, Red Deer-North
Art Johnston, Calgary-Hays
Ron Liepert, Calgary-West
Thomas Lukaszuk, Edmonton-Castle Downs
Richard Magnus, Calgary-North Hil
lHon. Gary Mar, Calgary-Mackay
Richard Marz, Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
Hon. Barry McFarland, Little Bow
Len Mitzel, Cypress-Medicine Hat
Frank Oberle, Peace River
Ray Prins, Lacombe-Ponoka
Hon. Rob Renner, Medicine Hat
Dave Rodney, Calgary-Lougheed
George Rogers, Leduc-Beaumont-Devon
Shiraz Shariff, Calgary-McCall
Len Webber, Calgary-Foothills
Hon. Gene Zwozdesky, Edmonton-Mill Creek


  • So is this guy the non-seperatist? the "seperation if necessary but not necessarily seperation" guy? or the "let's build a freakin' wall" guy?

    By Blogger bigcitylib, at 3:32 p.m.  

  • That's 44% of caucus.

    I hope he has all the leadership convention success of Paul Martin, and then the electoral success too.

    By Blogger JP, at 3:33 p.m.  

  • Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership coronation, er, campaign????

    Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z

    Christ, why bother.

    By Blogger Omar, at 4:34 p.m.  

  • Zwozdesky is a disaster in Education.

    Hopefully he gets weeded out quickly no matter who gets elected.

    By Blogger Down & Out in L A, at 6:02 p.m.  

  • "5. Jim's vision for Alberta
    Jim Dinning supports Alberta."

    Had to bring this hilarious classic back to life... ;)

    By Blogger Thomas, at 6:45 p.m.  

  • This would have been far more interesting if Preston was in the race.

    By Blogger Michael Fox, at 6:57 p.m.  

  • This would have been far more interesting if Preston was in the race.

    By Blogger Michael Fox, at 6:57 p.m.  

  • The "separation" dude was Mark Norris, who used to represent a liberal-to-moderate area of Edmonton.

    Needless to say, this shit is gonna be brought up when he tries to win his seat back.

    By Blogger Jim, at 7:54 p.m.  

  • The separation guy is Ted Morton from Calgary - a first term MLA who was also one of the writer's of the infamous "firewall" letter if Ottawa continued to infringe on provincial rights. He was also one of the "elected senators" that for some reason neither Chretien or Martin appointed to the senate - instead we got the piano player Tommy Banks and the former Principal Group toady Grant Mitchell.

    I don't think separation is on the minds of anyone in Alberta these days unless Iggy wants a carbon tax as he has been musing.

    By Blogger HearHere, at 8:44 p.m.  

  • Harper winning the last election was probably the death blow to Morton.

    It's hard to run on an anti-Ottawa platform with the Tories in power and a Calgarian as Prime Minister.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:35 p.m.  

  • I wouldn't count Morton out yet. He actually has a policy platform, and significant rural support.

    Dinning should be more successful than Martin because there's no significant scandals that we know of, the only person who tried to push out Klein was Olberg, and there's no credible opposition in Alberta that's ready for form a government.

    We'll see how the Alberta Alliance does in the next vote, because they have a better chance than the Liberals - under the Liberal banner - have.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:05 a.m.  

  • I wouldn't count out the Alberta Liberals so quickly Sean. Taft is well respected, they have a committed membership base and they seem to be getting the message out.

    By Blogger Psychols, at 1:32 a.m.  

  • Taft is respected, I agree. I don't mind him myself. Not sure if I'd want him as premier, but he doesn't annoy me in the same way that Nancy Betskowski or Grant Mitchell did.

    The biggest problem the Liberals have in Alberta is the Liberal name.

    Taft will never become premier as long as the name of his party is The Liberal Party of Alberta.

    Change the name, and they'll have started to climb their biggest hurdle. It's as simple as that, and Liberals in Alberta must come to terms with that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:24 a.m.  

  • I agree with Sean. The Alberta Liberals would find their job much easier if they were to change their name to say, the Progressive Democrats or something. Sure it may seem like they are selling out, but sometimes you gotta make some compromises to win.

    By Blogger M. K. Braaten, at 3:51 p.m.  

  • The new party name should be "ACT"

    Alberta Consumers and Taxpayers.

    A constant reminder of who they serve.

    Imagine the campaign slogans and signage.

    ACT Now !!! In Your Best Interests.

    ACT Now !!! Take back your government.

    ACT Now !!! To get rid of special Interests.

    ( I've already registered the name. Call me Kevin, if you are interested )

    By Blogger Down & Out in L A, at 5:41 p.m.  

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    By Anonymous muebles pozuelo de alarcon, at 12:38 p.m.  

  • By Blogger Unknown, at 3:31 a.m.  

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