With a civic election this fall, and a provincial election in a couple of years some are thinking about getting into politics.
Be warned you’ll need a thick skin and every word you say will be measured by the opposition.
If you hurt someone’s feelings you may have to apologize at the least or lose the next election at the most.
Look what happened to Jim Prentice after he told us to “look in the mirror”. Then we had Hillary Clinton and her “basket of deplorables”.
Now we have this little skirmish over “sewer rats”.
I don’t know who Health Minister Sarah Hoffman was referring to when she said Wildrose was spending a lot of time with sewer rats.
I do not believe she was referring to all Albertans, but she’d rather just apologize and move on rather than name names.
I’ve always thought that name calling was the last refuge of those who have no argument. Were you taught growing up that, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me?”
That was before political correctness and some needed sensitivity training.
Still, I’m waiting to see the first “sewer rat” T-shirt.
Let me know what you think about all of this.