Earlier today, Harper-appointed senator Pam Wallin purported to "recuse" herself from the Conservative caucus pending the outcome of a forensic audit into her expenses.
Nice try, Pam. According to CTV, Pam actually did the "PMO Perp Walk." She didn't so much leave as she was shown the door after Harper's big guns got a gander at the preliminary audit report.
Nice of the "independent" auditors to give Harper the heads up, no?
"...a source told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that the audit has already raised serious questions about Wallin’s spending, which involves hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Insiders told Fife that Wallin repaid $25,000 before the forensic audit began. She has since returned about $15,000 more to taxpayers, but sources say she will likely have to give more money back.
As the controversy over senate expenses grows, Fife reported there’s word Prime Minister Stephen Harper may prorogue Parliament in early June.
Yes, of course, Steve. When the going gets ugly shut down Parliament and lay low until the heat dies.
Wallin, the darling of her hometown of Wadena, Saskatchewan, gave yoeman service to Harper for a good while before she earned her berth in the upper bunk. She seemed to get a taste for the high life when Jean Chretien had her appointed Canada's consul-general in the Big Apple. It has been reported she maintains residences in Ottawa, New York, Toronto and, of course,
By the way, if you're cruising through Wadena, be sure to have your picture taken at the Pam Wallin Drive street sign. You'll have no problem finding it. Just look for the town stop sign. You can't miss it.