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30 Second Summary of the Alberta Election Thus Far

By DJ Kelly February 20, 2008

As we find ourselves passing the half-way point of the provincial election you have no doubt noticed I have pretty much been entirely silent during thus far. While I could blame my seemingly abandoned blog on the fact I was in Asia for the first third of the writ period, or the fact I’m still mad Premier Stelmach hasn’t apologised for calling an election while I was out of the country, or that I’m in the middle of packing for our upcoming move, I won’t. No, I won’t. Instead I blame it almost entirely on the fact there has been little if anything worth talking about. (That and I’m lazy.)

In that spirit I offer you here, my thirty second summary of what’s happened up to this point in the election:

  • Ed Stelmach sounds like Woody Allen trying to make a quick decision each and every time he speaks. This is frustrating the majority of PC voters, members and candidates.
  • Kevin Taft can make all the policy announcements he likes but people still aren’t saying they will vote for him or his party.
  • Brian Mason and the NDP are struggling to be remembered.
  • People have no idea who George Read is but a small number of Albertans will vote for the Green Party anyway.
  • The Wildrose Alliance have yet to earn any of my allotted 30 seconds.

There you go. What else do you need to know? Did I really need to be blogging daily to give you more details? If you want more details however, I am back and will begin weighing in again. In my absence I give kudos to the following blogs for doing a great job keeping everyone informed.

From the right: Alberta Tory, Ken Chapman

Somewhere in the middle with me: The Enlightened Savage

From the left: Calgary Grit, Daveberta

Some newbies: Alberta: Get Rich or Die Trying, Four Strong Winds

General coverage: Alberta Election 2008


If you know of other blogs that are doing a great job covering the election please feel free to post them below for everyone to visit.

  • Bob McInnis

    you haven’t missed much. Mostly pandering and platitudes from the Marx brothers of Alberta politics. Let’s hope your new movie is more exciting than ecru eggshell.

  • Bob McInnis

    you haven’t missed much. Mostly pandering and platitudes from the Marx brothers of Alberta politics. Let’s hope your new movie is more exciting than ecru eggshell.

  • eh

    Two more AB politics blogs:

    pierretrudeauismyhomeboy.blogspot.com

    straightouttaedmonton.blogspot.com

  • eh

    Two more AB politics blogs: pierretrudeauismyhomeboy.blogspot.comstraightouttaedmonton.blogspot.com