She's back. Danielle Smith, Alberta's most famous political turncoat, sat on a three person political panel exchanging views on the election campaign and the future of the province.
Smith stunned and outraged Albertans last December when she crossed the floor along with eight other Wildrose party MLAs to join Jim Prentice' PC government.
She later lost her bid for the nomination in the riding of Highwood and now appears to be trying to remake her image as a political pundit, planning a book about her time in politics.
Asked whether she'd do things differently as far as the floorcrossing is concerned, she told a member of the audience he'll have to buy her book once it comes out.
She did say however, the PCs are in trouble in part, because the floor crossings have come back to hurt the Prentice campaign:
The anger that was directed towards me when I got defeated in my riding, I think it ricocheted — that anger had to go somewhere. It ricocheted back on Jim Prentice and the PCs.
Duane Bratt of Mount Royal University agrees with Smith on that point, saying Prentice overplayed his hand by trying to destroy the opposition.
As far as possible election outcomes are concerned, Smith says she'd like to see a PC/Wildrose coalition.
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