"People are going to look at Jack Layton not only as a guy who is inexperienced, everyone starts off with no experience that is a given, but a guy who comes from a party who has financial economic policies who are not in the interest, certainly of Alberta as the very least, and very questionable," said Conservative candidate Laurie Hawn.
The Conservatives have pointed out when Jack Layton is in Alberta he says, ‘oil sands', but when he is in the east, he uses the activists term, ‘tar sands.'
Layton, lying out of both sides of his mouth. His rise in the polls is because of the Liberals tanking, but no media is mentioning that little gem. Funny how the Liberals have always said that people needed to vote for them to stop Harper, now the NDP are singing the same song.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, PM Harper, is steadily steering the Conservative ship towards a majority. I know it's kind of unexciting, but it's better than a Layton coalition government.
The polls are all over the place, I wonder if Avaaz is paying the pollsters? Who is getting money? University kids to post on media sites? Maybe SUN News can find out.
Ignore the white noise that is our media. PM Harper is going to PEI again, and from the comments it sounds like they are enjoying the attention. If only the people of PEI could understand that we dislike Wayne Easter because he supports the Canadian Wheat Board that suppresses the ability of our western farmers to compete. The Liberals threw our farmers into jail, some for over 6 months because they wanted to sell their wheat in Montana. How would PEI potato farmers like to be told that they can only sell their potatoes to Alberta and they couldn't sell them to McCains unless they sold them to Alberta first, then they could buy them back from Alberta at the higher market price?
PEI can deliver some Conservative seats, please help your western buddies! (I thank you for sending me my wonderful husband who left PEI in search of a better life, and has found it here in Alberta! He still needs yearly trips back to the Island, I suspect if we retire there it will solve his homesickness and satisfy my love of lobster.)
Newfoundland needs to be scared of the Layton surge, they will pander to Quebec and you can say goodbye to any hopes of your plans for power independence. The only party that will actually support you is the Conservatives. Think hard about your choices and your future.
I expect the media to be shouting about Layton not answering questions about cap and trade in Edmonton. Who is the dictator now? How will cap and trade, that ALL opposition parties support, impact us? I leave you will this video that answers that question H/T to Jan Webb over at BLY:
UPDATE: Linda Duncan doesn't care about the people in her riding:
Are there not oil-reliant jobs in her riding? “So what?” she says. “Does that mean the oilsands should develop unmitigated?”