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Learning the true meaning of "democratically elected"

By DJ Kelly December 20, 2007

I’ve written about it before and it looks like I’m going to have to write about it again: Craig Chandler – you MUST learn what an election is. Seriously. This is getting embarrassing.

As I stated before Mr. Chandler has not won any election. Elections Canada or Elections Alberta has not overseen any “election” in which he has won jack-squat. They are the bodies in charge of our democratic elections. The only thing Mr. Chandler has done is have more than 50% of a handful of Alberta Progressive Conservative Calgary-Egmont Riding Association members who showed up at a specific community hall on a specific day in November say they wanted him to be their nominee to run in the next provincial election under the Alberta PC banner. That’s a long way from being “democratically elected” to anything.

So why is Chandler, who announced a couple days ago that he will run in Calgary-Egmont as an independent, touting the fact his campaign signage will contain the phrase: the “democratically elected conservative candidate for Calgary-Egmont”. Nope. Sorry, that’s probably going to be some other person. Probably one who doesn’t slag and sue his own party.

On a related note – my rabbit and I just held an “election” and I’m please report I have been named Assistant Deputy Prime Minister of Everything. (The bunny abstained on the third ballot – that broke the stalemate and sealed my victory.) As my first act I am going to introduce legislation to make snow tires mandatory and to lower the legal blood alcohol level for drivers to .05.

The rabbit is ticked I’m using my powers so recklessly.

  • Anonymous

    It is obvious that Craig Chandler has credibility issues. How will that affect Vicki Engel? Her website is a direct cut and paste from his, and she worked on his campaign previously.
    For a fresh approach in Calgary Egmont, check out donmiddleton.ca

  • Anonymous

    It is obvious that Craig Chandler has credibility issues. How will that affect Vicki Engel? Her website is a direct cut and paste from his, and she worked on his campaign previously.For a fresh approach in Calgary Egmont, check out donmiddleton.ca

  • Anonymous

    Of course Vicki Engel is a Chandler sock puppet.

    Clearly Jonathan Denis has this race – http://www.jonathandenis.com

  • Anonymous

    Of course Vicki Engel is a Chandler sock puppet.Clearly Jonathan Denis has this race – http://www.jonathandenis.com

  • Anonymous

    Vicki seems to be doing quite well.

    I remember bloggers saying that Jonathan Denis had it in the bag with Chandler and were surprised.

    I think Engel is being underestimated as well.

  • Anonymous

    Vicki seems to be doing quite well.I remember bloggers saying that Jonathan Denis had it in the bag with Chandler and were surprised.I think Engel is being underestimated as well.

  • Anonymous

    Engel was second, the number of votes she got was almost double that of Middleton. However, Denis’ was more than triple Engel’s.

    Denis worked very hard, he deserved the win. His people were pounding the streets and making phone calls right up until about 4 pm.

  • Anonymous

    Engel was second, the number of votes she got was almost double that of Middleton. However, Denis’ was more than triple Engel’s. Denis worked very hard, he deserved the win. His people were pounding the streets and making phone calls right up until about 4 pm.

  • Anonymous

    Having run a couple nominations I think it is fabulous that the second nomination in Egmont went so well. It speaks of a strong constituency and a good nomination committee – in addition to the obvious efforts of the candidates involved.

    Good job all round to everyone. Congrats!

  • Anonymous

    Having run a couple nominations I think it is fabulous that the second nomination in Egmont went so well. It speaks of a strong constituency and a good nomination committee – in addition to the obvious efforts of the candidates involved. Good job all round to everyone. Congrats!