Monday, December 07, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Invisible Man
I don't know whether Stephen Harper will turn up for Question Period today, because he didn't bother or dare to attend the Throne Speech.
And people are starting to call him the invisible man.
The man who can't be seen, or dare not show his face. Because he's either too crushed, or too humiliated, or can't stand the sight of The Man Who Was Not Ready sitting in his seat.
But still clings to his lowly MP's seat, and his parliamentary immunity, in case he's suddenly dragged into the Duffy trial.
For who knows what Ol' Duff might say when he takes the stand in his own defence?
But I am hoping Harper does summon up the courage to return to the scene of so many of his crimes against Canada, the House of Commons
Or as it was called during his time in office, the House of Horrors.
After this brief but scary sighting last week...
So that he can be grilled about this new and outrageous patronage scandal.
CTV News has learned that the new Liberal government plans to ask dozens of people recently appointed to government agencies and crown corporations by the previous Conservative government to step aside. A senior government source says that the prime minister's office plans to send out letters Monday morning asking the appointees to "voluntarily choose not to serve."
And his monstrous attempt to cripple Justin Trudeau's government.
Liberals say that Harper's patronage appointments make it difficult for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to put his stamp on the country's crucial agencies.
Traditionally, governments have avoided awarding the positions before their mandate has been renewed.
Which can only be described as an attempted coup d'etat, and if there was any justice would lead to his arrest.
But the good news is that Harper's patronage scandal will not only embarrass him, it will also embarrass Rona Ambrose.
And help ground her bombing mission against Justin Trudeau...
Which couldn't be more absurd, or more disgraceful, or more insane.
And the best news is that Justin Trudeau is ready, after his successful baptism of fire on the world stage.
It seemed unlucky that Justin Trudeau was thrown into his prime ministership in a whirlwind, jetting to four international summits while setting up a government, revamping Canada’s climate-change position and making plans to resettle Syrian refugees.
But by the time Mr. Trudeau stands up in the Commons on Monday to face his first Question Period as PM, it will be clear it was a rare stroke of good fortune.
And a green PM, who was attacked as an empty haircut before his election, and was an unimpressive performer in the Commons as third-party leader, has a new, worldly, political shield when he enters Question Period as PM: He’s talked about the economy with Mr. Obama and about terrorism with Mr. Hollande.
Standing on top of the world and in an ideal position to take on his opponents, and embarrass them beyond recognition...
And hopefully show them no mercy, for they deserve none.
Which tells me that as soon as the Duffy trial is over Harper will be gone.
Which will be yet another occasion to celebrate.
For we really can't be safe or totally free.
Until the invisible man, sheds his bandages, and disappears completely...
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