UPDATE: It’s official.
The PC Party is merging with the strongest members of the Wildrose Party, including Danielle Smith and conservative christian lawyer Rob Anderson. I can’t say I’m surprised this will happen. But for Prentice to say that today is a good day to be an Albertan, I’m, well, unsure what he means.
We now have effectively NO official opposition in Alberta. But, how is that any different from the last 43 years? Many of us won’t know the backroom deals, the off-the-record reasoning for this wholesale defection of principle, but I suspect Smith knew her socially conservative rabblerousers would never usurp power from our supreme overlords. The phrase, “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” has been made completely moot now.
Albertans, wake the fuck up and start supporting alternatives to the status quo. The lethargy is outweighing the desire for change, and it’s really depressing.