Last Alberta election it was the ridiculously wrong polling that was the news story.
Then the Wild Rose Party leader switched inexplicably to the PCs, and blew up her political chances in the next few decades. And then the polling was right (or led to the unexpected outcome) and the Alberta NDP are now a majority government.
The PC’s solution to relinquishing power for the first time in decades involves a lot of paper shredders to cover up corruption and make the job more difficult for the incoming NDP.
A friend of mine a couple weeks ago asked me if I’d heard was was going to happen in Alberta. I said no. He said, it’s going to be an NDP majority government. I was skeptical. The day of the election I guessed an NDP minority, at best.
The amount of wounded people talking of moving just because one non-violent political party replaced another, is seriously messed up.
A few closing thoughts on what was an amazing night on Twitter where no disaster took place, aside from the implosion of the PCs, and Prentice’s petulant, post-electoral resignation: