Not a bad weekend for Stephen Harper.
The PM just spent the last few days in his very Conservative hometown, surrounded by Conservative loyalists who feel that he can do no wrong.
But now that he’s back in Ottawa, he’ll realize that the perfumed partisan adulation he got in Calgary hasn’t removed the stench of the Senate scandal.
Maybe a historial quote from a well known politician would help the PM understand why Canadians don’t buy his explanation of how his Office handled this political hot potato.
Remember this quote?
‘Either he did know what was going on, which makes him guilty, or he didn’t know, which makes him incompetent’.
That’s what Stephen Harper said about then Prime Minister Paul Martin about the Sponsorship scandal.
Well Mr Prime Minister, why shouldn’t Canadians hold you to that same high standard now that you occupy the corner office on Parliament Hill ?
Canadians just don’t believe that a hands-on guy like the PM had no knowledge of the Duffy pay out and cover up.
Politicians don’t seem to understand that it’s usually not the screw up, it’s the cover up that makes us angry
Either he knew about it and is guilty or he didn’t know , which makes him incompetent.
It seems the Prime Minister has been hoisted upon his own ethical petard.