Today is the provincial by-election in Calgary-Foothills. Will the panda beat the sloth and the weasel?
By panda, I mean Prasad Panda, the Suncor engineer who is running for the Wildrose Party. Which means he personally has more oil and gas experience than the entire NDP caucus combined. The only thing they know about oil and gas is how to tax it.
The sloth, naturally, is the NDP, and their candidate Bob Hawkesworth. I call him a sloth because he’s a career politician and life-long socialist, who has become a global warming extremist in recent years. He doesn’t want to grow the oil patch. He wants to tax it.
And the weasels, of course, are the old Prentice PCs. Jim Prentice himself was the MLA here, and was actually re-elected on election night in May. But before all the votes were even counted, he quit in a temper tantrum — if he couldn’t be premier, he wouldn’t stick around for the lowly job of being an MLA. Blair Houston, the Prentice candidate, is cut from the same cloth, having been caught by local media padding his resume.
So who’s going to win? My money’s on the Panda. Albertans are sick of the war on our prosperity launched by Rachel Notley and her extremist government. I think today’s vote will mark the start of the counter-revolution, where Albertans decide to take the province back.
Just as important, I believe voters will treat the PCs as the fringe party that they have properly become. The PCs have won Calgary Foothills in every election since the riding was created in 1971. Today I predict they’ll come in third.
Which is almost as important as beating the NDP — because it marks voters deciding to “unite the right” behind the only viable conservative party that has any principles. No unprincipled back-room deals, like the Jim Prentice-Danielle Smith betrayal.
So that’s my prediction: Panda beats sloth, sloth beats weasel.
You can watch my video report on the importance of this by-election below.
Good luck to us all — and may the counter-revolution begin!
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