Here's a snipe we saw a few weeks ago on a Sunday drive.
I was going to use it as an illustration for a post where I went on about various politicians from Premier Ed Stelmach to George W. Bush.
Stelmach recently gave himself a raise as did several cabinet ministers. A few days later three of Alberta's top doctors, all women, quit. The Health Minister and the Premier made some noises about how all three left for better-paying jobs and that the Province only had so much money to pay for these positions. At least one of the doctors said money was not the only issue. For the record Alberta has just recorded another obscene multi-billion dollar surplus.
Mr. Ed and the boys gave themselves raises because, as Ed said, you've got to pay the big bucks to attract the best people.
So, Ed, you and the boys in cabinet (most are middle-aged white guys) are not the best people for the job and you know it? Is that what you're telling us, Ed?
And that you don't need to pay the doctors all that much money because... oh, never mind. My brain hurts.
As to incurious George, well, he has managed to mess up the US economy, found a way to ignore and offend the US constitution, and has tanked the great country's reputation throughout the world.
What do they have in common, Ed and George?
Well, they're both out of their leagues.
But Incurious George will be out soon while Mr. Ed will be in charge of the Province until such time as he completely tears it up and poisons the air to get out the oil.
Whatever else Dubya has done to offend the Constitution and the American people at least you will be rid of him soon.
I hope you like the photo of the snipe.
I was going to use it to illustrate a post, and apparently I did.