The election smurfs have been busy as can be festooning the landscape with red and orange election signs. The blue ones we just take for granted; after all, Larry Miller is the home-boy who has actually, personally, using nothing but his bare hands and his necktie, pulled calves out of the arse end of a cow.
That's something the electorate takes seriously in these parts. Look at Bill Murdoch's career if you don't believe me.
But change is in the wind...
There are concession roads I travel these days where the red and orange signs outnumber the blue. But, given our massively dysfunctional first-past-the-post electoral system, does that mean we can unseat Big Steve?
Yes, but only if the orange guy makes a conscious decision to direct his acolytes to Kimberly Love.
Otherwise, even though the vast majority of local voters voted for someone else, Larry's off to Ottawa again.