Today one of my bosses, Alberta Liberal MLA and Finance Critic Rick Miller, did something amazing.
To raise money for the Easter Seals, he rappelled down the side of the Sutton Place Hotel. That's him in the Batman costume on the left.
Risking life, limb and dignity, Rick raised over $2300 for the charity, which helps disabled youth reach their full potential.
Once Rick's precarious plummet was complete, he graciously posed for a photo with me. What I didn't realize was that Rick had an evil plan. "Come up to my office after and we'll take some more photos," he said.
Apparently Rick thought that since I was such a huge comic book fan, I'd want to try on the costume. Naturally I protested, but in the end, I relented. Could I really pass up a chance to dress up like Batman - and at work, at that? I think not. Sadly, I'm Christian Bale Batman trapped inside Adam West Batman's body.
All goofing around aside, I think it's pretty impressive for a politician to go out on a limb like this and raise money...while wearing a Batman suit, no less. So congratulations to Rick for being a truly dedicated (or should I say committed?) public servant.