Ralph Klein, go home

With friends like Ralph Klein, Stephen Harper needs no enemies. Ralph Klein helped to torpedo the federal Conservative campaign in the last election. On a cross-country speaking tour today Klein was asked by reporters who he thought would win the impending election. Instead of dodging the question or saying a few favourable words about the Conservatives, Klein predicted that Paul Martin would win another minority. I happen to agree with that prediction although I would prefer to see a Conservative minority to teach the Liberals a lesson and precipitate a change of leadership. But I find Klein's response just plain dumb. If he can't say something to help the federal Conservatives, why can't he just keep his mouth shut? Maybe someone should send him on an all-expense-paid trip to Antarctica until the election is over.

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