Andrew Scheer has only been Con leader for about nine months, but already there are signs that he cannot handle the pressure of being Harper Two.
And is slowly losing his marbles.
Yesterday I issued this warning on Twitter:
And sure enough not long afterwards he went over the deep end.
First the creepy religious fanatic made it clear how little respect he has for women, by declaring that he would not sing the new gender neutral national anthem, until he is absolutely forced to by law.
Conservative leader @AndrewScheer says he's "disappointed" by how government went about changing lyrics to "O Canada" to be gender-neutral; says he still plans to sing old version. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/1GABQGILN7— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) February 6, 2018
Just like the segregationists in the American south refused to recognize the civil rights of African Americans, until they were forced to at gun point.
Which made it only too clear what Scheer might do to the cause of women's rights if he ever became Prime Minister.
Which is scary enough.
But as it turns out Ol' Schmear was only warming up, for it was in Question Period that he really lost it, and started screaming at Justin Trudeau.
Until he became harder and harder to understand.
And even forgot to say anything in French.
While his Cons howled like beasts in the background.
But Scheer wasn't finished yet. When Question Period was over he left the chamber to announce for the 550th time that he wants Justin Trudeau to pay for his "illegal vacation."
But was still so rattled he couldn't speak properly, and had to read from a prepared statement. Which looked REALLY weird.
And then it all fell apart.
When reporters ignored the "illegal vacation" story and started asking him questions about the sordid Dykstra affair.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer refused to say Tuesday what fate might await those involved in the party’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against Rick Dykstra during the 2015 election campaign.
Scheer, who called a news conference to pillory Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his tony Bahamian vacation with the Aga Khan, was instead peppered yet again with questions about the misconduct controversy roiling both the federal Conservatives and their Ontario counterparts.
And Scheer couldn't or wouldn't say anything.
But did look incredibly uncomfortable, or guilty...
Or like a deer caught in the headlights.
But then who can blame him?
For if it turns out he knew as much about those allegations as Stephen Harper and all the others, but also said or did NOTHING.
Harper, his former chief of staff and one of the Tory campaign chairs in 2015 have now all come forward publicly with accounts of how the Dykstra issue was handled following a Maclean’s magazine report on the allegations against Dykstra and the fact that removing him as a candidate was discussed by the party.
He could also end up looking like a pervert caught up in a sordid scandal much much bigger than a phony "illegal vacation."
And if Scheer is cleared, he could end up having to condemn Harper and his own party.
Which would almost certainly cause him to lose whatever marbles he has left...
Which means the Cons can't win, and we can't lose.
We have them exactly where we want them.
And we are going to destroy them...