Ever since she ruled that Justin Trudeau had violated ethical guidelines, Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has become the darling of the Con media.
After attacking her for months they now swoon at her feet, and accept her ruling without question.
But I believe that ruling is hideously flawed, especially on the key question of whether the Aga Khan is a close friend of Justin Trudeau.
Dawson ruled he is not, but it seems to me that this video proves her wrong.
There is clearly a powerful bond between Trudeau and the man who helped carry his father's coffin.@AndrewScheer and @pierrepoilievre— Mylène🍁👈🏼 (@CopperBronzed) December 21, 2017
Need to see this so they'll both STFU!!pic.twitter.com/PmvVna6ga4
So I'm glad to see that at least one member of the MSM feels that Dawson's ruling fails in the court of common sense.
Is the Aga Khan a friend of Justin Trudeau? Does a family relationship of a generation make His Highness "a friend" of the Prime Minister, which makes Mr. Trudeau's private visits to his tropical island legitimate under conflict-of-interest rules?
If not, should we infer that Mr. Trudeau is a patsy, naïve and pliable, and the Aga Khan is a petitioner, grubby and mendacious?
Her conclusion: There was no friendship and Mr. Trudeau broke the rules. A different conclusion: There was a friendship and this is an exercise in earnestness – and absurdity.
And while I don't question the Ethic Commissioner's motives, I agree with Andrew Cohen that the ruling casts a shadow over both Trudeau and the Aga Khan for no good reason.
The commissioner is there to make a call and she did. Yet in understanding human nature, Ms. Dawson is no Solomon.
Really, does it matter if Mr. Trudeau and Aga Khan had a friendship, forged over a generation? Do we really think Mr. Trudeau wanted a free vacation so much that he would knowingly compromise himself? Or that the Aga Khan wanted something so much that he would soil his reputation?
And all Mary Dawson has done is play into the hands of scuzzy Cons like these...
Andrew Scheer and his Rebel Mini-Me Hamish Marshall.
Who would smear or schmear anybody for crass political purposes, as instructed by their ghastly guru Ezra Levant.
And should be the ones being investigated for trying to turn the Cons into an alt-right party.
If the ratty Con media wasn't so busy applauding them, or kissing their asses.
While selling themselves to their corporate masters...
For a job or a chunk of cheese.
And the good news?
I don't think this fake scandal will damage the Aga Khan. Although some anonymous scumbags have tried.
The Aga Khan can pitch projects and offer gifts to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Canadian politicians without running afoul of lobbying laws because the multimillionaire isn't paid to lobby for the foundation that bears his name, CBC News has learned.
And as I said yesterday, I don't think it will hurt Justin Trudeau either.
On the contrary, I think the Cons will overplay their hand, like the ghastly Peter Kent and his NDP buddy Nathan Cullen are doing here.
Opposition parties are calling on Justin Trudeau to pay back taxpayers for his pricey trip to the Aga Khan's private island after the Ethics Commissioner ruled the Prime Minister broke Canada's ethics law over two all-expenses-paid family trips to the Bahamas.
And will end up making Trudeau even more popular.
For although Justin makes mistakes, most Canadians recognize his basic decency...
Many of them hate bullies as much as I do.
And they will send those who would smear or schmear him.
Back to the place they came from...