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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jeff Willerton from A to Z...almost

Jeff Willerton, who, if the rumours are true, is expected to announce his candidacy for leadership of the Wildrose Alliance soon, summarizes his policy views in a clever A to Z list.

A is for Agriculture; B is for Bureaucracy; C is for Capitalism. And on it goes to the end of the alphabet ending in Z is for Zygote.

Strangely, the A to Z list is missing W and Y. There is no W is for Wildrose Alliance or Y is for Yeoman.

Notwithstanding these missing letters, there is some good stuff on this list. Here are three examples:

C is for Capitalism: Like democracy, it's not perfect, but vastly better than the alternatives as it improves the lot of most and opportunities for all. What we have witnessed in these last two years is not a failure of capitalism, per se, but what is in reality a failure of the mixed market.

F is for Freedom: Without it nothing else matters, and the deeper government reaches into your pocket, the less you have.

K is for Kilo: Thank you, Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

If Willerton enters the leadership race, he'll be running against declared candidates Danielle Smith and Mark Dyrholm.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on July 22, 2009 | Permalink

Comments

Another candidate would be good for the party, but I think Jeff is better served in his current capacity.

With or without Jeff in the race, Danielle Smith is still the best choice for leader.

Posted by: Leigh Patrick Sullivan | 2009-07-22 1:43:11 AM


Alberta has more political parties split than the rest of the country..

Posted by: woed | 2009-07-22 4:45:59 AM


Daniel Smith supports killing unborn children. On this ground alone she is morally disqualified and can expect 2000 flyers and Whatcott commentary to go out opposing her candidacy within the next 7 days.

Ten thousand unborn children are slaughtered every year in Alberta courtesy of the taxpayer and like it or not this brutal reality will be hitting the mail boxes of Edmonton. The Wild Rose Alliance has a moral obligation to advocate for these defenseless babies and by God's grace I will make sure their voices are heard this leadership race.

I think Mark Dyrholm is the best candidate for the job, but I like Jeff Willerton an awful lot and the possibility of me supporting him is not out of the question.

Posted by: Bill Whatcott | 2009-07-28 11:01:41 PM



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