Friday, August 15, 2008

Congrats to David Orchard!

Just a brief note of congrats to David Orchard, who won the Liberal nomination yesterday in the Saskatchewan riding of Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River. Congrats as well to fellow blogger Jim Curran who called this one long ago.

After this winter's appointment controversy in the riding (and before the subsequent by-election defeat), I had some critical words for some of Orchard's supporters as well as for Orchard himself. I do want to say today that I've always recognized the many great qualities possessed by Mr. Orchard and admire his dedication to active politics. It couldn't have been easy to get over being pushed aside in favour of Joan Beatty last winter; it says a lot about his loyalty to the party that he put his name forth again to be on Dion's team.

No doubt, with Orchard's considerable skills, he'll be a very strong challenge to the Tories in that riding and may indeed have a great chance of taking it back, regardless of what happens nationally (or even elsewhere in Saskatchewan.)

1 comment:

James Curran said...

Hey Matt.

I'm gonna go out on a limb again and predict that David will win DMCR quite handily in the next election.