EDMONTON – Speaking at a rally in Edmonton Sunday afternoon, former federal Immigration Minister and current Conservative party leadership hopeful Chris Alexander took aim at what he described as Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s “decades as the most corrupt woman in Washington, DC”.
In a wide-ranging speech, Alexander canvassed what he felt were Notley’s biggest failures as Premier. “From invading Libya to deleting thirty thousand classified e-mails to fainting on September 11th, it is clear to me that Rachel Notley is simply too weak to lead this country.”
Egged on by calls from the crowd to “Lock her up”, Alexander continued. “And let’s not even get started on Benghazi – we all know she betrayed the troops.”
Asked for comment, Alberta political strategist Stefan Cartier was effusive. “It’s a brilliant move. Conservatives in Alberta are fed up with incompetence in Washington, ready for real change, and for some reason think they live in the United States. Reminding people about Premier Notley’s role in Vince Foster’s death and her husband’s years of infidelities while president – that really resonates with them.”
In the wake of positive coverage of the rally, fellow Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch fired out a series of tweets, attacking Alexander for his father’s role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy and asserting that only she can “make America great again.”