Leaving no stone unturned
February 20, 2008 | 11:17 AM
The Liberals are pulling out all the stops in Calgary.
The team for Liberal candidate in Calgary-Egmont, Cathie Williams, has tried to blanket the riding with the party's red and black signs. But did they have to line the boulevard with signs along Union and Burnsland cemeteries?
I know they're trying to reach the people driving through on Spiller Road but forgive me if it looks like they're exhorting the departed to go Grit.
East Calgary is a part of town where the dead have been known to exist on the voters' list. Some of those folks have even post-humously cast a ballot in prior elections.
I know that former premier Ralph Klein once jokingly said that he wants to be buried in east Calgary when he dies because that way he can keep voting.
A PC candidate in a Calgary riding was door-knocking this week when he happened upon the stoop of a person I know.
The candidate asked if the PCs could count on this voter's support. The voter mentioned that his spouse is not too happy with Ed Stelmach or his party.
The PC candidate responded: "Oh. But you know Ed won't be around in another in 18 months."
And then he persisted: "Would you like a sign? Or come to my fundraising dinner?" No sale.
No, this did not happen in Calgary-Currie.