In the Alberta Legislature, life comes at you fast. Especially if you’re NDP MLA Michael Connolly. One week you’re wearing a “Love not Hate” shirt, then all of a sudden you're accused of being the hater.
I’m talking about the alleged altercation between Michael Connolly and Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt after a sitting of the legislature.
According to the three sources The Rebel has spoken to, two witnesses to the event and one legislature employee who watched the security video of the altercation, Mike Connolly confronted Fildebrandt as he walked out of the rotunda with another Wildrose MLA, Prasad Panda.
Then, again according to the same sources, the conversation got heated and Connolly raised a fist in anger as though to strike or threaten to strike Fildebrandt.
But all this crazy irrational acting out and not being able to control one's emotions is not exactly new behaviour from Connolly.
It was just about a year ago that Connolly pulled his last stunt - another crazy childish spectacle down at the Legislature with Connolly at the heart of it. He flipped the bird at Wildrose MLA Angela Pitt during a debate last March.
No amount of pink shirt day virtue signalling and cloying anti-bullying videos from Connolly and his NDP cohorts can compensate for their own personal behaviour.