Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Political Interlude

Jen forwarded an article from the Calgary Herald to me today which discussed the difficulties new Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff will face when combating Liberal distrust and its pariah status in Western Canada. To that end, he has recently visited Saskatchewan to extend some goodwill and claiming that they have, in the past, "fallen prey to the temptation to run against the run against Alberta, to run against the Saskatchewan energy sector. This is not the way to go."

At this point, it's all smiles words and the Liberals still have a lot of work to do before they make any headway 'round these parts. They will also have Alberta to contend with, a long-time Conservative stronghold and Harper's home turf, if they are looking to hold a majority government at some point in the future. No easy feat, I'll tell you. Just to show you how deeply entrenched they can be on their anti-Liberal position, check out my favourite quote from the article:

Responding to Ignatieff's visit to Saskatoon, one Albertan blogged: "What's good for the West is to dig a wide moat to keep Ignatieff and the rest of his Eastern thieves off our money. The only question is, Which side of Saskatchewan do we dig that moat?"

Heh. Jen and I got a good giggle out of that one.



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