Column: Stop. Think. Then Tweet

For provincial Wildrose candidate Danielle Smith, it was a cheap shot. For incumbent Premier Alison Redford, it was an embarrassing moment in her push to get re-elected. And for executive assistant Amanda Wilkie, it was her last act on behalf of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party.

I’m talking about what has been dubbed ‘the tweet heard round the province’ a week and a half ago when Wilkie openly questioned Smith’s commitment to families because she has no children of her own. The Wildrose leader explained she had tried and failed to have children with her husband. Redford had to apologize and Wilkie resigned. Read the full column at the St. Paul Journal.