Well fuck me! Look at this:
The biggest upset may be in the Tory stronghold of Brandon-Souris, where a new Forum poll has Liberal Rolf Dinsdale leading Conservative Larry Maguire 44 per cent to 36 per cent. That lead has grown slightly over the last month, in a riding once held by Mr. Dinsdale’s father, a Progressive Conservative, for 31 years. The NDP’s Cory Szczepanski was the pick of 9 per cent of respondents. The results, gathered by interactive voice response (IVR) telephone polling, are considered accurate within four points, 19 times out of 20.
But its only Forum, who are known more for the quantity of their polling rather than the quality. So what this will most likely translate into is a healthy 2nd place finish. It will be awkward for me if Rolf wins. I've watched him play guitar in Kinsella's band on several occasions, but always figured my path to a Senate appointment lay through WK himself. Turns out I might have been sucking up to the wrong gauche punk rocker. D'you know these people spit in public??? In any case, and just in case: Rolf, baby, your playing was gawdamn INCENDIARY!!! Slip me your email and I can send you a CV.
PS. I'm sorry about all the times I've referred to Manitoba as boring. And when I've claimed that "Winnipeg" is an old First Nation's term meaning "Nothing but skeeters", that may not have been entirely accurate either.