buckle up – it’s the conservative trainwreck

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying this.

The title of this blog post is “Everything is a mess”. That pretty much sums it up for the Conservatives this month. Oh and there’s this one called “Things fall apart in the Harper PMO.” Basically: the PMO’s Chief of Staff, Nigel Wright, wrote a personal cheque of $90,000 to Senator Mike Duffy. Duffy needed the money because he was discovered to have falsely claimed that amount of Senate expenses in a Senate scandal that includes Senators owning multiple homes in different provinces and claiming expenses for them even though they had no right to, blah blah. Duffy’s gone, another Senator’s also gone, Wright resigned.

Harper waxed poetic about accountability today.

And then a Sri Lankan newspaper calls Harper and Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird a bunch of names. Called them out on double standards – criticising SL’s human rights record when Canada’s own is in question at best and in tatters at worst. I recognise politicking, mud-slinging and name-calling when I see it, but I thoroughly enjoyed that.

On the provincial level in Ontario, Tim Hudak realises the NDP is going to pass the Liberals’ budget, meaning no election before summer.

On the municipal level, Rob Ford – just when you think nothing this man does could faze you – is apparently caught on video smoking crack cocaine. The video makers want $200,000 for the evidence and Gawker is crowdfunding.

Decent piece about Keystone and the oil sands and how schmoozing is not enough when you don’t have credibility.

Goddamn, I wish the elections were in two weeks instead of two years!


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