ALBERTA VOTES 2008

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A tight Tory squeeze

March 3, 2008 | 07:42 PM
John ArcherJohn Archer

I don't want to sound like I'm complaining.

It's always a kick to be in the heart of the action on election night. Broadcasting live is a "seat of the pants" experience that is exciting and can be tense.

On election night, I will be at the Progressive Conservative headquarters at the Chateau Louis near Edmonton's City Centre Airport... and the room is a tad small.

Put up a stage at the front, huge televisions in the corners on either side, risers at the back so the TV cameras can shoot the podium speech and then add long tables on the sides of the room for radio and print reporters. There ain't much room left. As I've been saying to my colleagues, we'll be fine as long as no party people show up.

But they will. It will be loud, crowded and hot as hell. If you see coverage from the hotel on TV, try to see just how small the room is... and pray that the fire marshall doesn't show up.

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