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The Prince Albert Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hey, Liberals: it's not our mess

Good afternoon, federal Liberal party. We'd like to suggest, if you don't mind, that we did not cause the problems you currently face in the riding of Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River.

Consequently, we probably shouldn't be part of the apparent solution.

Twice in recent days, the Herald has received press releases from the Liberal party declaring how support for appointed candidate Joan Beatty is growing.

Monday's missive urged all Liberals to rally behind Beatty as the "duly selected" candidate, despite the fact that even as the press releases flow, the Liberal constituency is in a state of flux as the party faithful on the ground try to deal with the aftermath of Beatty's appointment by party boss Stéphane Dion.

The Monday release reiterates previous statements from the party, statements that underscore the logic or the justifications for appointing Beatty.

Hey, that's fine. That's their business. But we can't overlook the fact that potential candidates were stripped of their ability to contest a nomination meeting. No amount of press releases should cause us to turn a blind eye to that fact.

Simply put, this is a problem the Liberal party caused - and we're not about to solve it for them. That doesn't mean we won't document and chronicle the electoral process, from now until election day and beyond. We will - but we're not going to overlook the rather interesting internal strife within the Liberal ranks, either.


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