Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Princess Preston

An exceprt from the Princess Bride is floating around my head today:

Grandpa [narrating]: Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.
Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse's saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.
Westley: As you wish.

It's been a couple of weeks now since Mr. Manning announced he was musing a take over of a poltical party he isn't even a member of. He stated if people wanted him to do this that they should prove to him that the support was there before he decided - perhaps a smart move, but one that has had people falling all over themselves to convince him, but apparently to no avail.

He was rumoured to be announcing his decision today - but it has passed quietly without a Throne Speech to appease the eagerly waiting masses.

I mean how much does he want people to beg? How much are we supposed to stomach while he sits up high on his pretend throne waiting for us mere peasants to prostrate ourselves repeatedly at his holy feet?

Enough already. You either want it or not, make up your mind. My Party deserves more than this. Hell, Albertan's deserve more than this.


albertablue said...

He is not a member of the Party, he doesn't care about it. It is simply opportunistic.

BR said...

Well said sister.

Brian C said...

After your party kicked my MP Ralph Klein in the ass, you are upset at Preston Manning for pondering his decision?!? Hey, it has been noticed that the PC leader opportunists (excluding Ted Morton) don't really have detailed policy platforms on their web sites. Mark Norris is currently working on his policies. Does Ed Stelmach even have a web site? If they can't be prepared for a leadership race that they initiated, how are they planning on running a province? I would prefer that your party prostrate yourself at the feet of Alberta voters. I do agree with your assertion that your party does not deserve Preston Manning.

Allie said...

"After your party kicked my MP Ralph Klein in the ass"

What the hell is that sopposed to men, Mr I'm a PC only when it suits me...

Maybe you should decide where you're at before you decide where to throw stones.

Anonymous said...

Your party doesn't "deserve" anything. The idea that the PC's deserve anything is a problem that permeates the entire party.

Preston will eventually decide to start a new party in place of "your" group, and Alberta voters will flock en masse to it, if it has anything resembling a vision.

Anonymous said...

Funny how people who want to be jerks comment annoymously so they don't have to be accountable for the crap they spew.


Allie said...

That's ok - I don't expect integrity or actual thought/respect from users who snipe annonymously from the sidelines which is why probally I don't get it.

I don't have much time for those who don't believe I have a right to my opinion, or to express my individual thoughts, or to have expereinces that I work hard to earn the right to have an opinion in/of. I think these people are mostly wannabes that don't know how to play the game themselves and they are jealous of those of us that do. We make them angry. So be it, I just don't have time to respond to them.

In addition I don't expect my readers to always agree with me or appreciate my differences or comments or experiences. I can't be valued by everyone now, can I?

And obviously I have a lot of visitors with different political ideologies than I and I certainly don't expect any respect from NDP'ers or the Lib's. Well some of them I do, but they are the ones I know to have integrity themselves and often they demontrate it in respectful and thoughtful ways, which is appreciated.

And during this time in my party (as we struggle with the importance of renewal, developing a plan for the future and our leadership race) I expect not even I will agree at all times with my conservative friends, but I believe it is important that we don't. We're not a bunch of sheep and we need to use our brains and political instincts for the highest good. This means discourse and discussion, even if it is heated or conflicted. We are all on the same team and ultimatley when the day is done we all have the same goal in mind.