Admittedly I am name dropping, but I am very proud to say I am a shirt-tailed relative of Ralph Klein. He was my wife’s cousin.
His politics probably didn’t sit well with those bent to the left. While often brusque and awkward, Klein had an endearing side, even a well of disguised tenderness. He was unpretentious but controversial and most of all a man of action. If more of our politicians were like him this country would run significantly smoother.