Classic Front Runner Strategy or Arrogance?
September 13, 2006 · By H. Cameron
The rumour in Southern Alberta is that Jim Dinning has been recruiting possible candidates for the Lethbridge West seat. Ignoring the fact that Dinning hasn’t even won the leadership yet, nor has Clint Dunford vacated his seat, the question is, which “local elite” is going to get Dinning’s approval and support? Sources tell me the lucky guy is former mayor of the City of Lethbridge, David Carpenter.
When local conservatives hear the news, someone usually proclaims, “but Carpenter isn’t a conservative, he’s a Liberal – isn’t he?” To which another usually responds, “Ya, but Dinning isn’t a conservative either, so they’ll fit like a glove.”