Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Day Darth Harper Went After Mike Duffy
Well after refusing to answer questions about the Senate scandal yesterday, Stephen Harper strapped on his Darth Vader helmet today, and went after his Death Star Mike Duffy.
Stephen Harper went on the offensive in the Senate expense claims scandal Wednesday, trying to diminish the impact of Mike Duffy’s allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office threatened him with expulsion from the Red Chamber if he didn’t repay huge expense claims.
Trying to make it sound like it was all about the expenses Duffy racked up while working at his two jobs: Canadian Senator and Con bagman. And how Duffy wasn't the real victim, HE was.
“Mr. Duffy now says he is a victim because I told him he should repay his expenses,” Mr. Harper told the Commons in response to a barrage of questions on Mr. Duffy. “You’re darn right I told him he should repay them,” he said.
Because for his scandal ridden government integrity is JOB ONE !!! And he was outraged eh?
“What I said to our caucus is that you cannot claim an expense you did not incur. That is not right, that is not proper and that will not be tolerated.”
While failing to explain why if he was so outraged did he not inquire what was happening with the Duffy file, or know NOTHING about what was being done to fix the problem? As he claims.
Until he read it in the media THREE months later.
Or had no knowledge that Ol' Nige, his Chief of Staff and bosom fanatic, was planning to cut Ol' Duff a cheque for $90,000. On condition that he keep his big mouth shut...
He also took pains to repeat his insistence that he was not among those in the Prime Minister’s Office privy to the decision by former chief aide Nigel Wright to personally repay Mr. Duffy’s $90,000 expense claim. “One of those people was not me because I would obviously not approve such a scheme,” Mr. Harper said.
Even though CTV is reporting at least THIRTEEN PMO rats, or Conservative insiders, DID know. A baker's dozen as Tom Mulcair called them today. And the Con High Command was in a state of panicked FRENZY.
And then of course, there's the question of what if anything did Ray Novak, Harper's faithful gopher, know? The one, who along with Ol' Marj, gave Duffy the boot.
In May, Mr. Duffy said he was called at his residence in PEI by Senator Marjory LeBreton, then the government leader in the Senate, and Ray Novak, who took over as chief-of-staff after Mr. Wright’s resignation. Mr. Duffy said Ms. LeBreton told him if he didn’t resign from the Conservative caucus in the next 90 minutes he would be kicked out and could be booted from the Senate.
Because if Harper's Wonder Boy, the one who once slept in his garage, knew ANYTHING, you can be sure that Harper did too...
It's that kind of relationship eh?
Which leaves Canadians wondering who to believe. The old scoundrel Mike Duffy or the compulsive liar Stephen Harper?
Leaves Great Ugly Leader balancing on a knife's edge, or a high wall. For all it would take is ONE person testifying under oath that Harper DID know, and he'll be heading out the door.
Or heading for the floor...
And leaves me wondering if Harper thinks he can escape the Senate scandal so easily.
Does he really believe that strongly in the almighty power of the Big Lie?
Does he have any idea how many Canadians don't believe a word he says?
Or has he lost his marbles as well as his morals?
And is now totally DELUSIONAL...
Because if he is, here's a reality check.
This sordid scandal isn't going anywhere. It can only get WORSE.
Or better eh?
It's damaging the Con brand like the iceberg damaged the Titanic.
And in the end it will SINK him...
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