Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Why Stephen Harper Will Not Escape the Duffy Trial
Well I can only imagine how grim the mood must be in Stephen Harper's monstrous PMO.
After so many of Great Leader's most fanatical followers were subpoenaed to take the stand at the Mike Duffy trial.
And no doubt their depraved master is trying to console them. Which can't be easy.
Not when he's shaking in his boots, or in his closet...
Even though, unlike so many of his little monsters, it looks like he himself won't have to testify.
The witness list continues to grow for the criminal trial of Sen. Mike Duffy, but one name remains off it so far: Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper had not been asked to testify as of Tuesday – just over a month before Duffy’s trial is set to begin – suggesting that the Crown doesn’t believe it needs the prime minister as a witness to prove its case against Duffy.
Because the Crown doesn't need him, or doesn't dare subpoena him. And O'l Duff can't get his hands on him either.
Duffy’s legal team has never closed the door to calling the prime minister as a witness, but calling Harper would be problematic: Like any sitting parliamentarian, Harper could invoke his privilege to avoid testifying. Harper has previously noted that government lawyers believe he wouldn’t have to testify at trial.
But of course that's no consolation, because Harper must surely know that when so many who worked for him in the PMO are grilled.
And their lines of authority are traced back to the source.
Canadians are probably going to get a very good idea of the monstrous leader who pulled their strings.
Or wove the tangled web...
And they're probably not going to like what they see.
Just like he must also know that not even his Great War on Terror will be able to compete with the sight of Duffy coming after him...
Not with the kind of media coverage it will receive.
Not when it will last so long from April to June,
And not when everyone loves a parade...
Brian Gable/Globe and Mail
Yup. It will be a sensational trial.
And if you thought that this picture of a weasel riding on a woodpecker's back was a nightmare.
And you remember that Team Duffy could still unveil a few surprises, and force Stephen Harper to explain why he doesn't want to testify.
Which would be just as political devastating as if he did take the stand.
I wouldn't be surprised if Great Leader's nightmares are even more disturbing...
For the trial will besmirch him further.
He will not escape his sordid past.
And it will help destroy him...
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