Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Rats in Uncle Steve's Pantry
Stephen Harper knows he's got rats in the Conservative pantry and it must be giving him fits trying to figure out just who they are.
Somebody is leaking a steady stream of information, documents and e-mails to Bob Fife of CTV about Mike Duffy, Pam Wallin and Nigel Wright and who knows what or whom might be still to come.
Mike Duffy has taken refuge in his Cavendish cottage in P.E.I. and is quick to summon the police to clear off nosy journalists. Harper is apparently in Peru although he's expected back to face down the Tory caucus on Tuesday morning.
This sounds like a settling of scores, a nascent civil war within the Tory senate caucus. Perhaps it is the old guard, Progressive Conservatives, taking their revenge on the Harper upstarts, the new guard. After all, when you look at the casualties so far - Brazeau, Duffy and Wallin, not to mention Nigel Wright - they were all handpicked by the prime minister.