Don Martin's article in the March 25th Calgary Herald reports that Ralph Klein will stay on as leader until October 2007 (or perhaps February 2008) 'IF' he can get a 70% approval rating at this weekends Alberta Tory Convention. Now remember that PQ Leader Bernard Landry stepped down when he received only 76% support during a similar leadership review with his party. But this is Ralph Klein we are talking about here. Heck folks - 70% is good enough to hang in there 'till the bitter end, ain't it??
YOU ARE HEARING IT HERE FIRST! Ralph Klein is in MORE trouble with his party than anyone is publically saying. Ralph Klein is going to be hard pressed to get the 70%. If I am wrong, what the heck, I'll buy him a 'victory' beer!