Oh yes, I did. I mentioned Bruce Carson simply to reinforce the point that the beating heart of corruption within the Harper government is, in fact, the Prime Minister's Office, the PMO.
The denizens of the PMO aren't all outstanding, accomplished A-List types like Nigel Wright. Harper's PMO has been a comfy way station for real scoundrels such as convicted fraudster and disgraced, disbarred lawyer Bruce Carson, who used his position inside to pursue his nefarious ways.
Remember what Bruce Harper had to say about Stephen Carson? (wait, did I get that mixed up? no, they're sort of interchangeable) Harper said he didn't know. He didn't know. Of course not Steve, how's a busy prime minister to know about the lengthy rap sheet of a top political
Harper's personal Bastion of Corruption, his PMO, seems to attract scoundrels, drawn like moths to a candle, and it even seems to corrupt those who didn't arrive that way. What is Steve, a latter day Loki?
I, for one, am glad that Steve has taken his leave and split to South America. In the last week or so I've churned out over 20-posts on this parliamentary mess and as many lengthy e-mails to friends from the distant past. It's wearying, it truly is. Time for a breather until Beelzebub returns.
Will Duffy resign before Steve gets back? That remains to be seen. Will the dissidents who have been choreographing this scandal from the outset fire another salvo? It's said they have more revelations. Who knows?