Saturday, August 15, 2015
I Don't Think Harper Can Survive This. He's Done.
Shifty has proven to be a master at spinning lies just long enough that the public loses interest and his troubles fall away. This is different. This is sticking and, for Beelzebub, it stinks.
It allows us to revisit such terrific moments as when Shifty reared up on his hind legs and bitterly denounced Nigel Wright for going rogue, hatching schemes behind Harper's back. Why, Mr. Wright betrayed Harper, don't you know. And the prime minister felt so abused that he fired Wright on the spot... apparently retroactively at that.
So the sacking of Wright narrative kind of bolstered Harper's laughably implausible claim that he knew nothing about the deal, the alleged bribe. What else have we got to back that up? I know, Ray Novak, Harper's two-legged lap dog.
As Justin Trudeau pointed out today, how did Harper punish Novak for his participation in the Wright/Duffy gunpowder plot? We know from the emails that Novak was in this as an active participant. Harper even said that Wright kept subordinates like Novak in the dark too. Except he didn't, just thge opposite. Which means that Novak also betrayed Harper for which he was severely punished by being promoted to Chief of Staff.
Justin has demanded that Harper immediately sack Novak just as he did Wright and for the very same reasons. Hard to argue with that one.
What it comes down to is that Harper can no longer pretend that he didn't know. Novak puts an end to that bullshit.
The best part is that the Canadian public get a jolly summer indulging in the pleb's favourite and time honoured passtime - watching the proud and mighty fall.