Regina Leader Post, Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Letter to the Editor
by Larry Zepp
In northern Saskatchewan, as in all of Canada,
Liberal voters assumed that democracy existed. But this
month, Stephane the Magnificent, Dion the magician,
waved his magic wand and, to everyone's surprise and
shock and awe, made democracy disappear.
John Dorion and Dave Orchard had been campaigning
hard for several months, signing up new members and
soliciting support for the nomination meeting. They
believed there was democracy. But Ralph Goodale, the
assistant to the magician, whispered in Master Dion's
ear, "Do it". Dion waved his magical cape into the air,
thrust his magic wand upwards and cried, "Let Joan
Beatty be the candidate".
And, magically, she was transformed into the
candidate. And at the same instant, democracy
The onlookers stood shocked in awe. They wondered,
"How did he do that ?"