Jason Kenney announced the kick off off his provincial truck tour in Edmonton on Monday saying he’ll drive in his pick-up truck to the farm gates, back roads and everywhere in between to get a sense of what matters to the people of Alberta.
The tour is part of Kenney’s quest to be the new leader of the listless Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta.
It was my second Kenney unite the right press conference and also the second time I’ve heard him answer why he hasn’t officially resigned his role as a Federal MP. Unlike other politicians who have campaigned for another office, he said he’ll resign at the official start of the PC leadership campaign and not at the end of it.
Kenney isn’t the first MP, MLA or even city councillor to keep their job while they ran for another level of government. It’s done all the time, on the left and the right.
And if lefties want to make a big deal about politicians doing this, they should start in their own backyard.
Watch as I provide just a few examples of politicians on the left who managed to avoid these kinds of questions.
The NDP and their partisans are going to have to do a lot better than pretending to be mad at Kenney for announcing his intentions for a new elected office while holding another.
As you can see, it’s a little late for them to start caring now.