The media keeps telling us that Liberal leader Stephane Dion is a real bright guy.
But if he's so smart why did he recently compare Alberta's economy to a milk cow?
In a speech delivered in Halifax the other day, Dion was explaining why Albertans should not fear his Kyoto plans, which many believe will gut the province's oil industry.
"I'm not there to kill the growth," said Dion, "I'm there to make the growth sustainable. I don't want to kill the milk cow. But I want to make sure that the milk will still be good and there for our grandchildren."
Did Dion really think comparing Alberta to a cash cow that needed to be "milked" was a good idea?
Did he really think this would win his party support in Western Canada?
If he did, he should check out this Edmonton Sun editorial which likely reflects the views of many Albertans.