It's over!!! The Crown has concluded its cross-examination of the Cavendish Cottager, senator Mike Duffy.
All you need to know about the cross-examination is pretty much contained in this one fact - there wasn't a single question put to the senator for Prince Edward Island about the $90,000 cheque he received from Nigel Wright.
Not one question.
And so, it seems, ends the bizarre saga of the Immaculate Bribe or, as we call it in Latin, the Immaculate Munera.
This whole case was about that bribe. That was the steak and the sizzle. The rest was so much wilted lettuce from the salad bar.
At the end of the day the prosecutor couldn't even bring himself to ask the accused about it. Now the case becomes whether the lone gunman took liberties with the petty cash box, not whether he blew a hole the size of a grapefruit in the president's head.
Res ipsa loquitor - the thing speaks for itself.
This was all about running interference for a corrupt prime minister, nothing more. It had nothing to do with justice. This is what "the Harper Government" was always about.