Well, it’s been a long time coming.
And I have to admit I had almost given up hope that anybody would ever be charged in connection with the RoboCon Scandal.
But finally somebody has picked up the ringing phone and answered my prayers.
From The Ottawa Citizen: “After 21 months of investigation, Elections Canada has charged a former Conservative campaign staffer over misleading robocalls in Guelph, Ont. in the 2011 election.”
And now I can’t help but think that this is just The Beginning . . . of the end of Stephen Harper.
Because I can’t help but agree with Michael Sona’s lawyer:
“I cannot help but comment, that if the government was interested in the public being fully informed and the issue of robocalls being properly addressed, a Full Public Inquiry would be called, rather than a charge laid against a single individual who held a junior position on a single campaign and who clearly lacked the resources and access to the data required to make the robocalls.
Sona has always claimed he was the fall guy.
“You’ve got to take a look at the options and just say, you know what, what is the more realistic option here? That some then-22-year old guy managed to co-ordinate this entire massive scheme when he didn’t even have access to the data to be able to do this, or the alternative — that this was much more co-ordinated or possibly that there were people that knew how to do this, that it was being done?”
Nobody has ever accused him of being a genius.
Just another young and uber aggressive Con operative…
And if this is true:
While Sona didn’t have access to the party’s voter contact database, five other campaign workers did, according to court documents.
This sordid scandal, this outrageous assault on our democracy, has got to be bigger than just one person. And the mob at the PMO are also going to have to do some explaining eh?
Sona said the Conservative Party headquarters was closely involved in the local Guelph campaign. “We were a target seat for a while and there was a lot of direction from headquarters,” he said, with people often dropping into the campaign office or offering advice.
And the BEST news of all?
This latest scandal is the LAST thing Stephen Harper needs. Not at a time when he’s drowning in so many others.
Not after this chummy photo . . .
Because this court case will rekindle public interest in the RoboCon scandal, at a time when Stephen Harper’s popularity is tanking. At a time when more Canadians are inclined to judge him more harshly.
And will inevitably lead more of them to ask the essential question that must be answered if our democracy is to survive:
Who or what could have inspired one or more Con criminals to think that they could steal an election? Who or what evil thing could have inspired such madness? And could it happen AGAIN?
And that could be very embarrassing eh? For as I explained last night, Great Mentor Leader did create a small army of young fanatics.
He taught them by example that winning was EVERYTHING…
He commanded them to treat his opponents as The Enemy. As he did. He turned those young fanatics into his own little monsters.
Now one, or more of them, may be coming back to bite him. Ouch.
And he could be left, in the run-up to the next election, watching everything he built up over the years slowly unravel. Or implode.
Or WORSE !!!!
Be forced to make some campaign calls himself…
From a most uncomfortable political position.
And how do I feel about all of that?
Gawd. I don’t know if I can put my feelings into words right now.
Not after reading what Stephen Harper had to say the other day in Question Period.
Not when I’m laughing my ass off.
But I suppose I could say this, after waiting so long for this happy day to arrive.
It suddenly feels like Spring, even if it’s still friggin cold eh?
And I do have a couple of final questions.
Will the Cons start SINGING?
And do you think the Harper gang will look good in
pin pen stripes?
Golly I hope so eh?
Because it should be quite a SHOW . . .