Sunday, August 16, 2015
That Whiff of Watergate
The mystery that intrigues me most is who was Harper's "DeepThroat"? Who sent the Duffy email to CTV's Bob Fife, that one little electronic message that sent this whole scandal snowballing out of Harper's control?
The one thing so obvious today is that when Harper's minions concocted this scheme, they had no Plan B for what to do if it blew up in their faces. I don't think they would have tried to rescue Mike Duffy if they had any inkling they could be exposed.
Who was in line to get his/her hands on a copy of Mike Duffy's email who was also sufficiently disaffected to send that bombshell to CTV?
One theory I've heard is that it was another Tory senator, one of perhaps several who might have been so inclined.
The arrival of Harper's "star" senators - Duffy and Wallin - put some noses out of joint as they eclipsed veterans who were expecting their own day in the sun. They resented the way their senate leadership and the PMO fawned over these upstarts with their big names and fancy ways. They felt passed over, forgotten, neglected.
I hope to live long enough to find out who was Harper's Deep Throat. We might have to wait a while.