Stephen Harper described it as a "fine tuning" - a couple of minor tweaks to make sure "the best ministers are in the best portfolio."
Edmonton's Rona Ambrose may think a little differently. She just got "fine-tuned" out of the environment minister's job, and into the ultra-important post of minister of bringing down interprovincial trade barriers and doling out the pork in the Western Diversification Fund.
The Edmonton member of Parliament was in Ottawa to watch Albertans' backs. As such, she became Public Enemy No. 1 for the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Quebecois and the Parliament Hill press pack that feeds off them..
Ambrose became their first victim yesterday when the prime minister - who also is a token Albertan but is acting less and less like it these days - rearranged the chairs around his cabinet table.
Rona was the highest-profile casualty. But our man in the south, Monte Solberg, was also basically relegated to Harper's national babysitter as the new minister of Human Resources and Social Development...
Clearly Stephen Harper has parked his principles and went chasing polls.
And Alberta's Rona Ambrose paid the price.
The sad part, people believe this divisive nonsense. Yes, yes, Ambrose was vilified because she is an Albertan, not because she was a complete incompetent that was clearly out of her league. The idiot who wrote this piece is so consumed with a persecution complex he failed to realize that Monte actually got a promotion with his new portfolio- but don't let that get in the way of the delusions.
We have a government that is heavily tilted towards Alberta, yet we still hear this tripe. It sells papers, rallies the troops, but it's rubbish. I can't wait to listen to this guy when the Liberals win the next election. Good grief.