As I watched Stephen Harper walk up the steps of his getaway jet today, I can only imagine what he must have been thinking.
I'm leaving the piggy behind.
They can't question me, or arrest me.... in Peru.
And I told them NOTHING !!!!
Prime Minister Stephen Harper told his Conservative caucus this morning that he's "very upset" by the conduct of some senators and his own office, and asked them to uphold a "culture of accountability."
Harper spoke to Tory MPs and senators at a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill, his first public comments on the Senate spending scandal, but he did not mention by name any of the people who are upsetting him. Media were invited into the meeting but Harper did not take any questions.
And it's true he did tell them nothing. But unfortunately for him that piggy is not just going to follow him to Peru and back. It's going to follow him all the way to the next election.
Because I have no doubt that Great Leader is "very upset." Nobody likes getting caught eh?
But asking the Cons to uphold a "culture of accountability" even as they roll in the mud like hogs, or lie about everything, is simply absurd. And so is this transparent attempt to bury the scandal courtesy of his pathetic stooge John Baird:
Baird repeatedly said that Harper did not know about Wright's cheque until it was reported in the media last week and that the Senate spending matters have been referred to two independent authorities for review.
When the "independent" Senate investigation is being conducted by the same people who whitewashed the first one. A report from the Ethics Commissioner could take more than a year to complete.
And judging from the way reporters were screaming out questions today from the back of the caucus room.
While the Con mob tried to drown them out by clapping and hollering like rednecks. Or chanting "Harper" "Harper" like some religious cult.
I don't think the media is in any mood to wait that long to get some answers.
Not when their verdict is already trickling in. And it's BRUTAL
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has attempted to put the Senate scandal behind him. He has failed. He has failed because the imbroglio in the upper chamber speaks to more than the dubious accounting methods said to be employed by Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin, two high-profile Harper senators forced to resign from the Conservative caucus. It also speaks to the essential Stephen Harper.
Not when like so many Canadians they are slowly starting to recognize that Harper is the REAL problem. They're not buying his ridiculous alibi:
Now the prime minister wants the country to believe he had no idea what was going on. That is not just implausible. It is impossible.
And it won't be long before they join the swelling chorus of Canadians calling for the police to deal with the Harper gang.
Because after what Harper and his PMO goons told the terrified Con caucus today, after they kicked out the media.
They are clearly out of control...
And let's face it eh? The Cons are INCORRIGIBLE.
The only way to clean up the Senate is to abolish it.
The only way to clean up Canada is to defeat the Harper gang.
And what makes this such a potentially damaging scandal is not the crime, but the cover-up.
There are obviously more important issues before the nation than a few senators padding their expenses. But the moment something becomes a big deal is when someone tries to conceal it — whether as a matter of stated policy, as is the case with members’ expenses in both Houses of Parliament, or via clandestine agreements such as we are told was struck between Duffy and Wright: a deal that, on its face, looks a lot like hush money.
For if Stephen Harper is ever found guilty of having conspired to cover-up the truth, to protect a man like Mike Duffy.
Who he appointed to the House of Pork...
He might face the same fate as that other RepubliCon
He might be forced to resign, handed a one-way ticket back to the moral swamp he came from.
Or even go to PRISON.
Lordy. It doesn't get any better than that eh?
Not even in my fondest dreams.
We really do have the Cons where we want them. The piggy is oinking loudly.
And it will follow them to The End...
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