Well there I was today in the north of Scotland, when I thought I saw a mysterious creature in this little bay.
At first I thought it was another kind of Nessie. Or a big fat dolphin.
But then I realized it wasn't eh?
It was only Moby Duff...
Getting ready to dive dive dive !!!! And take down Stephen Harper.
The RCMP announcement on Thursday was bad news for the government - potentially bad enough to hasten the next election or Harper's retirement from politics - because it is the first scene in a new act, which will feature a close examination of the facts.
Because since Ol' Duff now faces the real possibility of some time in the slammer, you can be sure he'd like to make Harper sweat in the witness box...
In his big speech before the Senate, Duffy referred (with relish) to documents in his possession that he will reveal "when all of the players are under oath and the email chain can be seen in its entirety."
On Friday, he said he'd like to get this in front of a judge as soon as early 2015.
And since if Harper tries to avoid the hot seat, it could only make matters worse.
Practically speaking, it's difficult to envision a scenario where the political risk of appearing in court as a witness for either the prosecution or the defence would outweigh the optics of publicly refusing to do so. It could also give the defence more leeway to put forward an alternate theory without fear of being contradicted from the witness box.
And since the timing couldn't be better. For us.
The bad news is there will be many opportunities to remind voters of this business, starting with Duffy's first court appearance, on Sept. 16, the day MPs return from their summer break.
It could very well be the tipping point.
Depending on what emerges from the trial, it may well be the tipping point for many Canadians, already uncomfortable with the Conservatives’ modus operandi but who have, to this point, held their noses and supported Stephen Harper.
As far as voters are concerned, many of the details are irrelevant – the overriding impression of the Conservatives that will be left is that they are parcel of rogues.
The scandal that not only knocks Lord Harp off his throne, but flushes him into the sewer of Canadian history.
The Senate spending scandal has thrown the Conservative government off-track, shredded its credibility, demoralized the party and appalled the public. And if Duffy is to be believed we haven’t yet got to the bottom of this government’s cronyism, bullying, deceit and coverup. The Tory brand has been sadly tainted. And there may be more to come.
Oh well. That's all I have to say from this side of the Atlantic this morning.
I have to get back to Glasgow for the start of the Commonwealth Games...
And I'm going to be rather busy for a while. But I will try to post a few more stories while I'm here.
And I will be keeping a close eye on that other
The one the Cons can only lose.
If you knew what people in Europe think of Canada these days you would be shocked and/or depressed.
But I tell them that Stephen Harper and his Cons are only an aberration.
They are the most evil and sleaziest government in Canadian history. But that nightmare is almost over.
They have been exposed. We will humiliate them beyond belief.
And then we will destroy them...
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