Once they were the best of buddies. Two Con peas in a pod united by fanatic ideology and religion.
But then Stephen Harper threw his faithful Chief of Staff under the bus. Along with so many others.
And now the question is, will Nigel Wright destroy Great Desperate Leader?
Only a saint or alternatively someone with a guilty conscience would continue to play dead as his former boss wreaks irreparable damage on his or her reputation. Prime Minister Stephen Harper can only pray that former chief of staff Nigel Wright falls squarely in one or the other category.
Because doggone it, there are so many questions that just won't go away. Like this one:
It has now been acknowledged by the prime minister that other Conservative associates had a part in what Harper now calls a deception. If Wright was going rogue, if the route he chose to put the Senate controversy to rest was taking the PMO far out of the ethical boundaries set by the prime minister, why did no one feel compelled to give Harper a heads-up?
And if Harper is lying, as he does all the time, and Wright cares more about his reputation, than he does about Big Business and the Lord's Business, he now has the power to DESTROY him.
Or keep Harper under his thumb for the rest of his term in office...
As short as that may be.
And for some reason, when I look at at that picture of Ol' Nige running through the dark streets of Ottawa at four in the MORNING...
I really wouldn't want to give him that kind of power. Or make him my ENEMY.
Which reminds me who the hell said Harper was a political or tactical genius?
You — Nigel Wright, who reluctantly took a sabbatical from a fabulously lucrative Bay Street career not out of ambition or lust for power but from a sense of public service and partisan loyalty, who compromised that career and your reputation for Stephen Harper, and whose very liberty may be in peril — have now been cut loose.
Because after the way Harper has vilified him he really has nothing more to lose.
Time to lawyer up, Mr. Wright. Time to consider precisely when and in what forum you will share what you know — maybe even before the next election 18 long months away. The prime minister no longer believes he owes you anything, and I guess that frees you from any obligation to him.
And besides, I know he's a religious fanatic, but why would he crucify himself for the Judas who
Paul Wells quotes Harper as saying that his practice is to scrutinize his own mistakes to make sure he doesn’t repeat them. But that isn’t really true. His tactical pattern is one of thuggishness that pays no tribute to loyalty and no obeisance to literal truth. And people are starting to notice.
And of course if Ol' Nige does talk, that could be REALLY embarrassing.
Because he could damage what's left of Great Desperate Leader's credibility, even worse than Ol' Duff did....
According to Ekos, even as they have precious little time for Duffy, twice as many voters believe the discredited senator over Harper. How many would it be if the prime minister’s word was stacked against that of a former chief of staff for whose honour he so repeatedly vouched for until this week?
And to make matters worse, if that's possible, look who's defending the man Harper was
While Prime Minister Stephen Harper is taking an increasingly tough line against his former chief of staff over the Senate expense scandal, federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney is defending Nigel Wright's character.
The religious fanatic who wants to be the next
Because let's be clear eh? Kenney is sending out a coded message that if called by his Lord, or the Con base, he's ready to serve !!!
Gawd. Lord help us.This sordid Senate scandal is scarier than Breaking Bad.
Oh wait. Let me rephrase that. It won't be as good as that great show.
Because the lead actor in this one is just a grubby little Con for whom NOBODY could feel any sympathy. Or believe ANYTHING he says.
But this is definitely true eh?
It is really scary. In the best sort of way.
And it will end BADLY....
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