Thursday, March 02, 2006

Ralph the Champ (er ... Chump?)

"I says, 'Pardon?' And I lose it. Head fake him with the left--a flurry to the solarplexes, and a big right hand wind up. Pow! I says, 'Is that enough of a third-way for ya?' Ever since I've been The Champ."

Now read this.

Alberta Liberal leader, Kevin Taft, is right. Klein has lost it. This behavior is reminiscent of throwing change at people at a homeless shelter. Now, during question period in the legislature, with school children in the gallery, he throws the Liberal health plan after a legislative page hands it to him and says, "I don't need this crap."

He's an embarrassment. He has absolutely no vision anymore. While Alberta has a higher surplus than the federal gov't at over $7 billion, sure $1 billion is ear-marked for the Heritage Savings Trust Fund, Klein has squandered this fund and hasn't added to it in a very long time.

And while I believe in allowing some private delivery in our health care system, if there's going to be queue jumping for those who can pay, then why bother with the $44/month health care premiums which bring in just under a billion a year?

NDP leader Brian Mason also points out that PC delegates at the upcoming convention should be aware of Ralph's behavior and give him the heave-ho. I agree.

And this isn't a case of "Oh, it's just Ralph." Fine, be that way Ralph, but not as Premier of Alberta.

(I'm tempted to call my cousin who works at the PC headquarters for Peter Elzinga, Ralph's go-to guy, and find out what's going on. Hmmm...)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good one chris.