Sometimes it's the little stories that tell you so much about the way Stephen Harper's Con regime is slowly rotting from the head down.
Like the story of how our mad emperor tried to turn his government of Canada
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s staff has directed in meticulous detail the design of his VIP Airbus, going so far as to instruct defence department officials to include a faded maple leaf on its tail similar to one used on the Conservatives' election campaign bus.
Neal said the PCO wanted "small Maple leafs with relief and fade effects" around the door. On the plane's tail, Harper's officials wanted the Canadian flag replaced with "just the Maple leaf, stylized with a fade effect ... Gold Maple leaf on the winglet" and "The words 'True North Strong and Free' (in) English and French."
For surely his vanity and megalomania have reached new and dangerous
Gawd. Today it's a toga and a cowboy hat. Tomorrow it's a straitjacket and a football helmet.
Then there's the story of the former PMO staffer from Quebec, who has just thrown his new cowboy hat into the ring in CALGARY. And whose only qualifications seem to be his former association with the Harper mob, and his burning hatred of Tom Mulcair.
So great is Soares' apparent antipathy towards the leader of the opposition, in fact, that his list of commitments to putative constituents puts "expos[ing] Quebec's Thomas Mulcair's hypocrisy and duplicity and the NDP's attacks on ... the oilsands" as his top priority, beating out "gold-plated" MPs' pensions, CBC funding and even support for "Minister Jason Kenney's immigration reforms."
Which in Alberta means he should win easily.
Or how about the story of Harper's personal photographer, who bounced another photographer out of a choice gig at the London Olympics.
The Prime Minister’s official photographer, Jason Ransom, has turned up in London as part of Canada’s Olympic team. Though Ransom obtained ethics clearance to do the job, it’s an appointment that is generating legal controversy, from a photographer who says he was shunted aside from the assignment at the last minute to make way for the Prime Minister’s employee.
Courtesy of Harper's old buddy, Dimitri Soudas.
Though Harper’s government has taken a dim view of the “who-you-know-in-the-PMO” kind of cronyism they associate with the Liberal party, Ransom has landed in London along with someone he used to know in the PMO — former communications director Dimitri Soudas. Soudas is now executive director of communications for the Canadian Olympic Committee and he too confirmed on Thursday that his old colleague is working with him in London.
What a small world eh?
Yup. As I said before, a fish rots from the head down. By the time this ghastly regime arrives at the next election there won't be much left.
And what's left, and isn't in jail, will be easily scooped up with a shovel, and deposited in the garbage can of history.
Hey. How about that Olympic spirit?
The Cons are in London.
Let the Games begin !!!!!!
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