Well he wasn't in Question Period today, to answer questions about the porky Senate scandal.
Or tell us why he now admits that a "few" people knew about the Duffy Deal. Or who they are. Or why he claimed for so long that only Nigel Wright knew.
He won't hold a news conference to take questions from reporters.
But he will go on Tory radio to defend his decision to suspend three Senators without due process.
Stephen Harper is taking to the airwaves to defend his government’s campaign to suspend three ex-Conservative senators over their controversial expense claims.
Mr. Harper said criticism that he’s abusing due process is not deterring the push to suspend Mr. Duffy, Ms. Wallin and Mr. Brazeau without pay. “I think Canadians are actually very clear on this. I know the majority of Canadians senators are. The vast majority of our caucus and Canadians as well.”
Because that's how he'd like to reframe the scandal eh? With the three Con Senators as the villains, Nigel Wright as the official Good Samaritan/scapegoat, and himself as Mr Clean.
“What I think most Canadians would say is if you did that in your work, your boss wouldn’t wait for you to be convicted of a crime. Your boss would say that and that alone requires there’s some action be taken in terms of your job.”
While deliberately ignoring his central role in the scandal.
Or failing to explain why as Dean Del Mastro's boss, he hasn't moved to suspend HIM from the Commons.
You know the Deaner, Mr Ethics, Mr Clean's former Parliamentary Secretary.
Or while we're at it, failing to explain why he appointed this Con klown to replace him?
Or tell us what he thinks about his newly appointed Con leader in the Senate offering Patrick Brazeau, a backroom deal.
Sen. Patrick Brazeau says Conservative Senate Leader Claude Carignan offered him a “backroom” deal to show leniency, should he apologize and take responsibility for alleged spending infractions.
“I was essentially offered a backroom deal, and the backroom deal was if I stood in this chamber, apologize to Canadians and took responsibility for my actions, that my punishment would be lesser than what is proposed in the leader of the government in the Senate’s motion.”
Or what all of the above says about the appalling judgement of the man who appointed them ALL.
And then there's the burning or honking question. If Mr Clean feels so strongly about this:
“That’s what Canadians expect … when people abuse a position of trust at this level and over this time period – and this clearly – that there will be appropriate action taken that frankly removes from them from the public payroll.”
Why hasn't he taken his own advice and removed himself from power, for abusing the public trust, and the power of his office, for more than EIGHT years. In the most disgusting ways this country has ever seen.
For does he seriously believe he can fool Canadians into thinking that Duffy, Wallin, and Brazeau are a greater threat to this country, its democracy, and its values than he is?
When he would violate due process to deflect the scandal onto the backs of others, to try to save HIMSELF from the wrath of his rabid base at the upcoming Con convention.
Gawd. What a nasty little man. What a miserable coward. How many Cons IS he prepared to throw under his ghastly bus?
The prime minister’s loyalists struggled to throw three of the living dead into the path of the moving wheels this week — senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin. Political homicide was the only strategy left to the Harper team, after the trio of skilled Senate spenders refused to commit assisted suicide.
How many will be left when it's all over?
Today, it’s getting so crowded under the Harper bus that the old Conservative death machine can barely move. And if Harper’s personal popularity suffers any more in the polls, it’s going to be increasingly difficult for the prime minister to recruit loyal acolytes skilled in the self-destructive art of political hari-kari.
Heck, if he doesn’t take care, Harper won’t even have anyone left around to drive the bus over the bones of the dead.
Lordy. Is this still a government or a cannibal cult?
And the good news? The
In different circumstances one might have felt sorry for the prime minister who had to submit to Mulcair’s relentless inquisition over the past week. But as prime minister, Harper has added chapter and verse to the take-no-prisoner handbook. He mercilessly crushed Mulcair’s opposition predecessors into oblivion and routinely resorts to similarly hardline tactics to browbeat his Conservative colleagues into submission.
His iron grip on his Con flock is threatened.
Anyone who remembers his or her school days knows that few events do more to undermine the authority of a bully than a successful challenge to the notion that he has the complete run of the schoolyard.
And if Stephen Harper thinks he can change the channel on the Senate scandal, by casting himself as Mr Clean, he's even more desperate or deluded than even I thought he was.
For no decent Canadian with an IQ higher than a plant could believe that BIg Lie. I mean he lies all the time but that one would be OUTRAGEOUS.
The Senate scandal will dog the Cons all the way to the next election. It will taint everything he does.
We'll make sure of that eh?
And if Mr Clean isn't arrested first, he WILL be defeated.
And hopefully end up where he BELONGS...
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