Well, this is certain something. Alberta's unelected premier, Jim Prentice, better learn to bite his tongue.
Prentice has sparked a bit of a furor by blaming his constituents for the mess the province now finds itself in.
Premier Jim Prentice is facing a social media backlash after telling Albertans to "look in the mirror" to find who is responsible for the province's current financial woes.
Speaking on CBC's Alberta@Noon Wednesday, Premier Jim Prentice told host Donna McElligott that "in terms of who is responsible, we need only look in the mirror. Basically, all of us have had the best of everything and have not had to pay for what it costs."
Well, sure Jim, that's right - in part at least but only in part. It was your own government that allowed the Big Energy gorilla to ass rape the province. And it was your own government that decided it was a fine idea to depend on petro-royalties to fund its budget outlays.
Your government didn't do those things because they were good for the province or for the people of Alberta, current and future. Your government squandered your energy revenues like a piss-drunk sailor in order to buy your way through election after election with faux prosperity for - well, forever.
You knew better. The last sentient premier that despoiled province had warned you. Peter Lougheed drew you a map through the energy minefield, showing you how to use it as a bounty, not a curse. Peter Lougheed was not only the last intelligent premier, he was also the last honest premier Alberta has known. And, by trying to shirk the blame for your government's own policies, you're showing that its business as usual under your management.