Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Hermit Harper's Horrible and Embarrassing Day
Well we still don't know where Stephen Harper is hiding, for there hasn't been a sighting in days.
We don't know whether the man they're now calling Hermit Harper, is holed up in a closet, or living in a car, or getting plastic surgery.
Or living in Ray Kovac's garage, like his Robin once lived in his....
Or whether he is still wandering around Las Vegas, like poor Howard Hughes did after he went crazy.
But what we can say is he's lucky he didn't surface yesterday.
Because that would have been REALLY embarrassing.
He would have been running from one bad new's story after the other. Starting with this one.
A former elementary school teacher who once played drums in Stephen Harper’s occasional rock band has been sentenced to two years in jail on sexual exploitation charges. Phillip Nolan pleaded guilty in October to two counts of sexual interference involving a 13-year-old girl.
He was also one of three regular members of Herringbone, a Celtic folk band that backed up then-prime minister Harper, who played keyboard and sang in live performances in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary.
Not because Harper can be blamed for anything. But having your name associated with sex and children is never a good thing.
And it's sure to make a lot of Canadians wonder yet again:
Is he attracted to people who get in trouble?
Or are they attracted to HIM?
And of course music being such a big part of his life, and The Boner being his band.
It must hurt...
Or be giving him nightmares...
Just like this other bad news story must be keeping him awake at night.
An Ontario court will hear former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro’s appeal this week of his conviction for breaking election spending rules. Del Mastro, once parliamentary secretary to then-prime minister Stephen Harper, was sentenced to one month in jail and four months’ house arrest for breaking the spending limit on his 2008 election campaign in Peterborough.
For obvious reasons...
It's one thing to have your longtime band mate go to jail. But having your Parliamentary Secretary go to the Big House just a week later could be REALLY embarrassing.
And let's not forget that the grand finale of the Mike Duffy trial in just a few weeks is also promising to be quite a show...
And is bound to raise those same old questions again. Are they attracted to HIM? Or is he attracted to THEM?
As well as the big question: should Duffy go to jail, or should Harper?
Which is good too, because let's not forget that it's still the Harper Party, and that by discrediting him we discredit all the others. And make it harder for them to rebuild.
And what I find ironic is that the man who spent millions trying to improve his image, is now too afraid to show his face. And is letting others define him.
Which won't end well for him...
For it only makes him look like he's guilty of something.
Or is running from the past.
And with a little luck that will help destroy them all...
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