Don't underestimate new Premier Kathleen Wynne

Kathleen Wynne with Dalton McGuinty after being announced the next premier of Ontario on the third...

Kathleen Wynne with Dalton McGuinty after being announced the next premier of Ontario on the third ballot at the Liberal Leadership convention in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:47 PM ET

Call her a giant-killer.

Call her a dragon-slayer.

Call you what you want.

Today she’s Premier giant-killer. Premier dragon-slayer — the fearless foot soldier who takes on the heavy artillery — and wins.

She was the person who defeated John Tory in her Don Valley West riding in the 2007 election.

He was expected to trounce her.

He didn’t. She fought — and won.

Same thing happened Saturday at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Sandra Pupatello was supposed to win.

The long-time McGuinty loyalist was the party’s anointed candidate.

McGuinty’s powerful inner circle was backing Pupatello.

The Windsor native was a major player in McGuinty’s cabinet and in opposition served as attack dog.

She was no one’s second choice.


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