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So, how about last night’s 18 minute, $145,000 prime-time infomercial?

As it was already widly known that Ed Stelmach will be responding to the royalty review this afternoon, I’m still confused as to why Stelmach’s Tories felt it necessary to use taxpayers dollars on an infomercial that was purposely vague?

As expected, Stelmach’s much-awaited televised address Wednesday evening offered only vague hints on how he will ensure Albertans get the fair share the panel said they have been long denied.

I’m not sure what channel my friend Ken Chapman was watching (though as always, he has interesting observations), but at one point during Stelmach’s less than inspiring performance, I thought that he was trying to sell me a condo at Del Boca Vista Phase III.

During the address, Stelmach took some vague swipes at his former boss, Ralph Klein, and his closed-door style of leadership (this probably would have been an effective strategy had Stelmach not been a member of Klein’s inner-circle for nine-years and leads a government made up of the same Ministers and MLA’s).

So, all eyes turn to this afternoon when Albertans will find out whether ‘Accountability and Transparency” in the face of a challenge from Alberta Liberal Leader Kevin Taft, the ‘Our Fair Share’ royalty review, and a damning report from Auditor General Fred Dunn will actually faze Ed Stelmach’s Tories.

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