Golly. When I compared the Harper Cons to a cult last night, I forgot to mention one thing eh?
They’re are a cult. But they are strongly influenced by The Sopranos.
Where if you get in financial trouble, Tony tells you to go see Vinnie in the back room, and he’ll cut you some slack.
Or in the case of the Harper mob, you go to see Nigel at the PMO, and he’ll cut you a big cheque.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff secretly intervened to help Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy pay back tens of thousands of dollars in improperly claimed expenses while an external audit was still underway, CTV News has learned.
Sources told CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that the deal involved Duffy reimbursing taxpayers in return for financial help and a promise from the government to go easy on him.
Except that while Vinnie used to hand out the dough in unmarked bills, Nigel left a paper trail, somebody squealed, and now they’re ALL in trouble.
Now everybody wants to know did they really give Duffy the dough to keep him from squealing to the auditor?
Duffy refused to co-operate with the auditors. In one email he wrote: “I stayed silent on the orders of the PMO.”
Are they losing their marbles?
After the Deloitte audit was released, the Harper government praised Duffy for showing “leadership” and voluntarily paying back the money.
Does Steve really claim he didn’t know what his right-hand man was doing to help his good buddy Mike?
If he didn’t, who is REALLY running the Con cult, and the country? Harper or the other right-wing religious fanatic?
Who DO you have to blow know in the PMO to get a big cheque when you need one?
Of course, friends are allowed to give or lend money to friends. This isn’t taxpayer money we’re talking about. But when the friend in question works in the PMO, and is using his money and influence to make it look like his political colleague paid back the money voluntarily out of the goodness of his heart, that looks sneaky at best.
When the other friend is a member of the Senate, voting on legislation, any gift of that size is inappropriate. When Conservatives then praise Duffy for his ethical leadership, in contrast to other senators who have not yet paid back what they owe, that looks downright dishonest.
And of course, the burning questions: what does Mike Duffy have that we don’t?
How DOES he do it?
And what was Nigel thinking by being so generous with one Senator, while ignoring the others?
Because I can see trouble coming eh?
The Con cult is clearly desperate. Only that can explain this debacle. This sordid Senate scandal was already hurting them big time. But these new revelations should just about finish them off.
To make matters worse, their beloved Leader could be forced to reveal what he sees in Mike Duffy that the rest of us DON’T.
Which won’t be pretty . . .
Especially if the police get involved.
So you can bet the cult members are FURIOUS.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re howling at the moon tonight. Praying up a storm. Ransacking the Langevin Block looking for the squealer.
And making plans for Nigel, for letting the cat out of the bag.
If you know what I mean eh?
And OMG…. it’s HORRIBLE !!!!!!!!!!
Run Nigel!!!!! RUN!!!!! Before your own monsters consume you.
Or I play that video again.
And BTW you couldn’t spare $50,000 eh?
I want to watch this Con mob show on a REALLY big screen TV.
Because it’s going to be even BETTER than The Sopranos!!!