Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Team building the Portage way

It's going to be really hard for the Tories to spin positives out of the bitter nomination battle that ended tonight in a nail-biter that went completely south for the denziens of 23 Kennedy and Wee Huey.

David Faurschou (which is, of course, from the French dialect of Languedoc for "fire cabbage") burnt up his competition, Ryan Matthews, by only a handfull of votes, according to Mia. There was a big turn out, including scores of folks from local Hutterite colonies. Well done, David.

So, what has been accomplished here with the Huey-backed Matthews challenge? A bitter nomination battle against an incumbent MLA. Lots of acrimony. Unseemly dirty laundry for all the world to see. Reinforcement of the label that there is no partisan fighting worse than Tory in-fighting. Lots of activist effort put into a nomination battle in a "safe" seat. And the ultimate result of the nomination: status quo.

Did we miss anything?

Oh and, uh, very awkward caucus meetings in the offing.