Well today was going to be the day Stephen Harper finally emerged from the closet where he has been hiding for months. The day the Duffy trial finally ended.
But sadly for Great Feathered Leader it seems he's going to have to stay there a
Because while the trial judge acquitted Ol' Duff of all charges, he blasted the Harper PMO.
Accusing him and his political thugs of mind-boggling and shocking behaviour.
A judge has cleared Senator Mike Duffy of all 31 criminal charges and delivered a scathing indictment of the political operations of the office of former prime minister Stephen Harper. He called the actions of the Prime Minister's Office under Harper "mind-boggling and shocking."
Justice Charles Vaillancourt said that Harper's former chief of staff Nigel Wright and other PMO staff executed operations with a precision that would make any military commander proud, all with the objective of containing political damage.
Slamming Wright and his Con gang for running a covert operation to try to cover up a scandal that was threatening to embarrass Boss Harper.
Duffy was another "piece on the chess board," and the unwilling partner in a scheme to cover back $90,000 in expenses, even though they were likely legitimate, Vaillancourt said.
"Could Hollywood match their creativity?" he asked.
Which can only raise more questions about why Wright and some of the others weren't charged.
And couldn't be a more damning indictment of Stephen Harper and his foul regime.
Ol' Duff did indeed come back to haunt him...
Did demolish what's left of his legacy.
Which can only humiliate Harper further, if that's possible.
And will no doubt force him to adjust what he was planning to tell his faithful followers at next month's Con convention...
If he's still going, or still invited, or still in the country.
Because one really has to wonder what might happen next?
Will the RCMP re-open the case as this high profile criminal investigator once suggested.
Will it influence whether charges are laid against Pamela Wallin?
Will Duffy sue Harper and his gang?
Will the Liberals call a public inquiry into the activities of the Con regime?
Will the Cons stop running this slogan aimed at Justin Trudeau?
Lest it be used against them.
But one thing is for sure eh?
Bye bye legacy.
And Harper is taking his party with him...
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