Thursday, June 18, 2015
Stephen Harper's Disastrous Day of Con Scandals
I grabbed this screen shot of Question Period yesterday with my new, shiny, but very cheap cell phone.
And as you can see it didn't come out that well eh?
You do get what you pay for, just like you do get what you vote for.
But when I looked at it later, I thought it captured Stephen Harper's state of mind rather well.
For he is desperate, he is a mess, and it was yet another disastrous day of scandals, starting with this one.
A controversial Conservative senator has been expelled from his party’s caucus following allegations in a published report that he was having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. An official in the Prime Minister’s Office says Sen. Don Meredith is no longer a member of the Tory caucus.
Another scandal that can only remind Canadians once again of Harper's appalling judgement.
Meredith is the fourth Conservative senator to leave the party’s caucus in the last 18 months as the upper chamber continues to deal Harper a splitting political headache.
Make them wonder how many favours DOES he owe his rabid religious base?
And whether ANYONE can become a Con senator?
Meredith also landed in hot water for referring to himself as “Dr. Don Meredith” in press releases, despite the fact his doctorate came from a institution that didn’t have degree-granting abilities.
But then, and still on the Senate scandal front, came an even more devastating blow.
A report that his old buddy Nigel Wright will get to testify at the Duffy trial BEFORE rather than AFTER the election as Harper had been hoping.
Nigel Wright is expected to testify at the Mike Duffy trial when it resumes the second week in August, Global News has learned. A source close to the case says Wright, who now lives in London, is expected to be called as the first new witness in August and could be on the stand for up to a week.
Which can only remind Canadians, just a few weeks before that election is called, of the corruption of the Harper regime.
And make them wonder once again whether Harper was telling the truth when he claimed he knew NOTHING.
Wright, the former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is expected to face a grilling from Duffy’s lawyer Donald Bayne about what – if anything – Harper knew about Wright’s decision to personally repay Duffy’s $90,000 in expenses.
As well as wonder who is more likely to be a LIAR, Harper or Wright?
Bayne has already read in court from a police interview with Wright in which he claims Duffy may have had a legal and technical argument to claim the expenses. But he said the prime minister ordered repayment anyway.
Which of course could be FATAL...
But believe it or not, those sex and senate scandals weren't the only ones to have Harper looking like a mess yesterday, or looking for a closet.
Because in the evening on the CBC, came news of the activities of another one of his stellar appointees...
And that scandal couldn't be more devastating.
Because it can only remind Canadians of the hypocrisy of Stephen Harper. And that when him and his Cons talk about austerity, they mean austerity for others not THEM.
And of course can only remind Canadians as well of the disastrous state of the Harper economy...
And why most of them won't be able to afford a fancy vacation anytime soon.
Which won't make them happy when the election is held in the chilly days of October, and he's still claiming he's a Great Economist Leader.
And to make matters even worse, today is the day Pope Francis officially releases his encyclical on climate change.
Which can only make Harper look even more like dangerous climate change denier.
Or even more like a man who is running out of time...
And is now too dangerous to be allowed to remain in office.
Which finally helps explain why he was looking like this in Question Period yesterday..
Because you don't need a good camera to tell you that's NOT what a winner looks like.
That's the face of a desperate man who can see the writing on the wall.
And knows that his time is indeed almost over.
Knows that if his scandals don't bury him, or jail him, we will.
And that he is going down...
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