British Columbia's political leadership, Liberal premier Christy Clark, and NDP opposition leader - some guy named Hogan, no, umm Horgan - have their sights on the new meat next door, Alberta premier Rachel Notley. They each want something from premier Notley and it looks like they're not going to be too discrete in going after it.
Christy does not want to be left in Notley's shadow, a challenge that won't be made easier by her whole hearted support of defeated Tory premier Jim Prentice throughout the Alberta election.
Clark thinks it would be "fantastic" if Alberta "joined" BC's carbon tax initiative, maybe like a junior partner or a complete toady. She thinks that she and Notley can also get pipeline pariah, Kinder Morgan, to straighten up and fly right.
NDP leader Horgan, it seems, just wants to rub Notley all over himself and bask in her glory. In case you haven't heard, BC's NDP threw themselves under the dock in our last election and they're still waiting for the tide to come back in and float them off the rocks.
“Now I’ll be able to call the premier of Alberta and say: ‘Hey, how’s it going?’ I wasn’t able to do that yesterday.”
Uh, yeah Jim - what, it's John? - yeah John, I'm sure Rachel will be racing to pick up the phone whenever you call. Maybe she'll even give you a phone number that works.