Premier Stelmach never had what it took to lead the Conservatives in government. In the two or so years of leading the political landscape of Alberta, all he has managed to do is confuse, irritate and anger an increasing number of Albertans with his numbskull decisions. I guess the end came when he realized that even his party doubted his ability to implement consistent and effective policy in running the province. Stacked up against his predecessor, Stelmach seemed whimpy and irresolute. There seems to be an interesting trend here: one-by-one the baby boomer premiers are stepping aside on the excuse that personal health or changing political fortunes make it impossible to lead.
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