A followup about Klein

This is a followup about a previous story, that of Premier (of Alberta, Canada) Ralph Klein's now public problems with alcohol. I suggested that Canada would embrace him, not disgrace him, and so far it looks like I was right...

CNEWS Politics: Who's hot & Who's not in 2002

"HOT: Alberta Premier Ralph Klein wins for his sincerity over his battle with the bottle. He's won over a lot of fans and his majority government had a lot to begin with. His televised tears made anyone with a heart want to hug the tubby premier. He shoots from the hip in the most unexpected moments, and brings life to the driest political parties. He is the premier with the most influence in Liberal Ottawa".
Written on January 1, 2002