Who’s Wack-a-doodle?

May 2nd, 2012
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“We’re not going wack-a-doodle; we’re not out there” - 

Pundit Keith Brownsey, on the Alberta election, interviewed on CBC Radio One

Those non-Albertan readers will not be used to Dr. Keith Brownsey‘s incisive commentary on politics. The political scientist from Mt. Royal University doesn’t just casually drop conventional analysis, he clearly works hard to drop conventional analysis.

There is the odd time when you can hear the grinding of slipping gears, as with the above quote. The professor seems to have a certain view of Alberta politics, what is germane and what is not. In this instance he began by asserting that, while Albertans vote Conservative, we’re not “wack-a-doodle”, we’re not “out there”. That must be a technical term that ignorant laymen like me are unfamiliar with.

I’m guessing the gentleman is referring to the 34% of the population on the “wack-a-doodle” side of the spectrum. We’re “out there”. Tsk tsk. Besides offering this timely analysis, it seems Dr. Brownsey might be channelling the iconic “Siegfried the Great” from Get Smart. You can catch it at about 6:40 on this video – “This is Kaos, we don’t doo-doo-doo here”. In Alberta, apparently, neither doo we.

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By John Weissenberger
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