David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature, p. 137
The wailing and gnashing of teeth and dentures, complete with the nervous soiling of Depends, continues unabated in the upper suites of the national Conservative Bund. How could this possibly happen? Well the Oracle of Ottawa did some thinking and a little research, as the Thinking About Thinking project continues unabated, and has come to several preliminary conclusions.
The Oracle of Ottawa likes Alison Redford. This is the kind of candidate that the Oracle of Ottawa just loves to vote for. I have included a link, check out the resume! But as impressive as all that is, we know that something else is at the end of the day required. It is the vision thing, stupid! Alison Redford's greatest strength is that she knows that the world does not just exist at a very small point in the center of her head. She also knows that the world is much bigger then her mere field of view as provided by her own eyesight. She knows that the world exists beyond Calgary city limits. She knows that the world exists beyond the borders of the Province of Alberta. And that there is a very big world outside the comfortable confines of the boundary's of Canada. And she has played all over the global playground. And she has a learned a few things...
|Stampede - Bust out...|
The most powerful tool in the Redford arsenal is that she has learned how to jam the "Cowboy Rules" that governs all macho endeavours in matters of business and politics as persued in the Province of Alberta. I can recite the first four rules from memory. I picked them up while watching Sun News TV! Rule 1: Never complain, Rule 2: Never explain, Rule 3: Never apologize, and Rule 4: Always ride for the brand! I apologize for not remembering the rest of them.... Damn!! The Oracle of Ottawa will never get to be a Cowboy!!
In today's modern world the most important tool and talent of the leader in public life is the great and rare quality of conciliation. This is not an attribute commonly found among rectum sniffing type A alpha dogs! And we have had quite a run of those in Alberta haven't we? Alison Redford is the first bright emission of a point of light since Peter Lougheed!
Now, the Oracle of Ottawa figured that if Alison pulled victory from the arena, the ground could possibly experience a tremor or two. Holy God shuddering trots! It has been days now, and yes, the ground is still transmitting aftershocks here in Ottawa! Damn! You'd have thought that Alison pulled on her Moses robe, grabbed her staff of Almighty God, flooded the Trans Canada highway east bound and lead all the Newfoundlanders and Cape Brettoner contractors from the oil sand works, and was leading them to their respective Promised Lands! Let My People Gooooo....
The Oracle of Ottawa must caution Ms. Redford that she has stirred up evil forces. The severity of it has even astounded the Oracle of Ottawa. The secured bunker, located somewhere in Ottawa - South, is on double lock-down! The first ominous sign is the lack of no sounds or signs that this event has even happened! The second sign is the immediate low attack(s) originating from the Sun News network. With assertions that you have concluded a corrupt deal with one or more labour unions! The Oracle of Ottawa wonders how this is different from cutting a deal with one or several trans national corporations? The Tory sweats here in Ottawa have no answer for that question....
The other great evil that worries the Oracle of Ottawa is that Wildrose Party, and especially the leader, one Danielle Smith. What a creepy piece of work! She makes Krista Erickson look like Mother Teresa! Why the Oracle of Ottawa had no idea that Darth Vader had a daughter!