The year in political bloopers.

Ah, politics. It has the potential to inspire, and an even greater potential to inspire derisive laughter or fits of rage. Here, for your reading and enraging enjoyment, are my choices for the top 10 political blunders of 2012, local edition. 1. Allan Hunsperger and the ‘lake of fire’ In the April provincial election, the… Continue reading The year in political bloopers.

Katz donation assures one thing — no money for arena.

You’d think at some point I’d get tired of writing about Daryl Katz, but no. The guy just keeps doing the most amazing, mind-boggling things. I swear, Katz is an Edmonton version of Mitt Romney. When last we left the klutz that is Katz, out local Monty Burns had managed to take a sure bet,… Continue reading Katz donation assures one thing — no money for arena.

Original draft of Katz apology letter revealed.

On Saturday, Daryl Katz paid for full-page ads in the Edmonton newspapers to apologize for his handling of the arena controversy. My sources deep within the Katz Group (a pharmacist I know at a Rexall Drugs) had access to the first draft of the apology letter, written by Katz himself. Boldface portions were removed before… Continue reading Original draft of Katz apology letter revealed.

What does Katz want? Try everything.

Mayor Stephen Mandel professes to be baffled by what Oilers owner Daryl Katz wants in the ongoing agony that is the arena negotiations. “I can no longer define what Mr. Katz is asking for or what he’s not asking for,” a deeply frustrated mayor said on Tuesday, after Katz gobsmacked city council with a new… Continue reading What does Katz want? Try everything.

We’re shocked, shocked that Katz wants more.

I’m shocked, shocked to hear that Daryl Katz wants more money for the new arena, just the way Major Renault was “shocked, shocked” to find that gambling was going on in Rick’s Café in Casablanca. Back in July, when word came down that the “iconic” project (it can’t really be an icon until it’s built… Continue reading We’re shocked, shocked that Katz wants more.