Here is an interesting little snippet concerning Ralph's speech to the Alberta Conservative Provincial Convention tonight. Caucus Whip, Denis Ducharme has sent a letter to every member of the Tory Caucus and instructed them as follows: "I would like to ask, as a demonstration of our support for the Premier, and as a show of party unity, that our entire caucus move up onto the stage to stand briefly with our leader immediately following his speech. A cue from the stage will signal that we should move form our seats and file up via the closest stairs to join the Premier and Mrs. Klein."
Nothing like an orchestrated 'love in' to try and bolster Ralph's flagging fortunes. The tragedy with all of this was covered in an earlier posting here on Buckdog where I tried to remind people that 'good leaders' have loyalty given to them as a gift from their followers. 'Bad leaders' have to badger and bully and orchestrate loyalty from their followers. Alberta Conservatives, gathered in convention this weekend should show Ralph that he is not a 'king'.