Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

"Much to our chagrin"

Ralph Klein, reigning premier of Alberta, won't fight the new same-sex marriage law after all:

We will proceed to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, much to our chagrin, following proclamation of the federal Civil Marriage Act.
So essentially, queer Albertans get to get married without a fuss, and King Ralph gets to be remembered as the premier who allowed it to happen, which will almost inevitably sacrifice a whole slew of rural votes to the Alberta Alliance. Oh, and the deer-in-headlights photo of King Ralph is kind of amusing, as well.

It doesn't get any better than this.

3 comments:

Rick Barnes said...

Just as I suspected, there is nothing he can do to stop it. He also said this on the same day he released the "Third Way" stuff.

Time for someone to take out the Tories in Alberta. Anyone!

robert mcbean said...

hopefully they'll get vote splitted out the door.

Psychols said...

As a friend likes to say, Albertans would vote for a two headed minotaur if he ran as a conservative. Now minotaurs are not bright, but I think we've ascertained in recent years that this is no impediment to holding the job. We could be stuck with the APCP for a while yet.