Bill Aberhart Danielle Smith Wild Rose Alliance

smith speaks.

If you’re looking to be blown away by impassioned speeches from Alberta politicians, you’ll probably have to find a way to travel back to 1935, when the last fiery orator gripped his hands on Alberta’s political helm: Bill Aberhart,

She didn’t light the room on fire, but I was still impressed by the well-spoken and articulate Danielle Smith during her closing speech at the recent Wildrose Alliance leadership forum in Edmonton. Her campaign has posted the video:

Mind you, Aberhart’s speeches also led to the election of a government that wanted to print its own provincial currency and tried to pass legislation that would have forced newspapers to print government rebuttals to stories the provincial cabinet objected to. Perhaps Aberhart isn’t the ideal example?

Bill Aberhart Campaign Finance Ed Stelmach

ed’s back to the bible hour?

Not that I have a problem with men of faith, but I couldn’t help but think of Social Credit Premiers “Bible” Bill Aberhart and Ernest Manning’s Back to the Bible Radio Hour when I read about this.

Also, what happened to all those $5,000 donations? Yes, those donations.