Gosh. When I watched Question Period today I wasn't sure whether I should call the fire department or the bomb disposal team.
For as you can see from this thermal image, Great Angry Leader was practically glowing in the dark, and threatening to blow up.
And of course it was the Senate, his horrible nightmare that just keeps getting scarier and scarier.
For first there was Duffy, then there was Brazeau. And since today was Wednesday it had to be Wallin.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper stepped into the Senate spending controversy Wednesday, defending Senator Pamela Wallin against mounting questions about her travel expenses, even though an outside audit of her claims is ongoing.
The prime minister told the Commons that he had personally reviewed Wallin’s travel claims and that they appeared in line with other politicians.
Can you believe that? He's not just an "economist" he's an AUDITOR !!!
Of the Stephen Harper Club...
Which only makes sense eh? Since he DID appoint them. They are HIS turkeys.
And as Aaron Wherry points out, even as he glowed in the dark, he was probably looking back fondly at those halcyon days, nineteen years ago, when he said Senators should be ELECTED.
At the time, Stephen Harper’s plea was apparently simple. “Senate election, which I have spoken on specifically, is a partial solution that does not even require opening the Constitution in order to proceed,” he said. “It only requires a basic sense of fairness.”
So he could blame others for this fiasco, instead of having to suck up the blame himself. Like a thick turdy milkshake, through a very narrow straw.
Because of course that's why Great Harper Club Leader is
But judging from the look on his face today, he must surely know that this one is going to stick to him like stink on shit, as they say in the West Indies. All the way to the next election.
Because people WILL blame him, and it's going to be a long audit.
A three-person Senate committee investigating the housing-allowance claims of senators faces a task so daunting that experts suggest it’s time to call in Canada’s auditor-general. A Postmedia News review of Senate expense claims shows that only seven of Canada’s 104 senators (one seat is currently empty) have not claimed any sort of housing allowance since 2011.
And who knows what Duffy might say next, in his desperate quest to prove he lives in PEI...
Or what Brazeau might do next. Like claim he's such a good Con he has Stephen Harper's heroic image tattooed on his
And threaten to show us eh?
Or show the judge.
And of course, the Flying
And all I can say is that this yummy scandal has the potential to tar Harper like he's NEVER been tarred before. And cost him the Senate, or the next election, or BOTH.
Because after this every time he says "accountability" or "law and order" people will burst out laughing.
But of course in the meantime, we have to worry about who he's going to appoint next...
Because the word is getting out, ANYBODY can be a Con Senator. And it PAYS !!!!!
But at least there's one small consolation in that regard.
The only promise Stephen Harper has ever kept is his promise not to work on Sunday. So he can get his instructions from his Lord.
So we might be stuck with Duffy and Brazeau, for a while. And if it's Wednesday it must be Wallin.
But at least we know that if it's never on a Sunday.
At least it won't be her...
Although come to think of it that did look a LOT like the Senate, and Miss Piggy probably would be an improvement. Or couldn't do worse. *Oink* *Oink*
Golly. How ironic eh?
Stephen Harper set out to make a name for himself by reforming the Senate. Only to destroy it. And then have it destroy him.
Couldn't happen to a worse institution.
Couldn't happen to a nastier guy...
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