The book that Tory Premier Ralph Klein threw at a Legislative Page has been placed up for bid on eBay!
As I first mentioned here, the Alberta Liberal Health Care Policy book has been signed by Kevin Taft, the Alberta Liberal Caucus, and hundreds of Albertans (including yours truly) before being put up for bid. Here is part of the description on eBay:
You are bidding on a book which played a major role in a political embarrassment for Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta. You may remember that in March of this year, a Legislative Page was assaulted by the premier, when he angrily threw a book which struck her, during a session of the Legislature.
The book, “Creating a Healthy Future – Our Plan for Public Health Care” by the Alberta Liberal Opposition, was carried to the Premier, in response to charges by the premier that he had not seen any good policy regarding health care which was better than his own badly explained “Third Way”. The book struck the page as she was walking away from Mr. Klein’s desk. That actual book, suitably autographed, is now offered for sale here – with the proceeds going to support the work of the Edmonton Youth Emergency Shelter Society.
As of this morning, the bid is up to $182.00 – place your bids!