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Old 05-22-2008, 06:17 AM   #976
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The reason I found it interesting is two-fold. First, Canadians had a very favourable view of Bill Clinton, and the Clintons in general. Given that we've already had a female PM (useless to the Nth degree, she was), there is also a lack of that underlying "can a woman make it??" mentality that still exists in some force in the US. Second, Alberta has voted more solidly conservative than Texas or any of the other southern US states. I don't believe they've elected a liberal in something like 70 years. Now, granted our Conservative party is really economically conservative and has given up entirely on pontificating about right wing social causes, but let's not forget that Alberta was solidly in support of the Reform Party (which merged with the Progressive Conservatives to form the Conservatives). And the Reform Party was, well, not all together there, and spouted many (most?) of the current Republican favourites. Most notably, immigration reform (read: xenophobia), anti-gay rights, and so on.

You can be absolutely sure that the media isn't feeding any kind of Obama lovefest out in AB.

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Old 05-24-2008, 08:47 PM   #977
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