Canada has a Prime Minister named Stephen Harper. In case you misunderstand, I do not say that with any pride. But there he is. He has a chief of staff named Nigel Wright who it seems has more money than brains. We also have a Senator named Mike Duffy. Now Mike is a proven liar and crook who claimed more than $90,000.000 in expenses for a primary residence which was not, and apparently the government (dear dear Mr. Harper), said that if Mikey paid back the 90 grand ‘the government would go easy on him.)* CVT News.
When Mikey repaid the dough the ‘ government praised him for showing leadership. Now just what has all this proved?
*You can lie, cheat, and steal and as long as some other guy – no not ‘guy’ but the Chief of Staff pulls out his wallet and pays you will be lauded a hero. A fine specimen of a human being.
*One must wonder just what ethics Nigel used in accumulating his fortune.
*Young up-and-comers to the political scene have now learned honesty no longer exists -did it ever in politics? – just make sure you have the right friends with money and power.
Nigel Wright has taught us that money rinses of the stench of thievery and one must then wonder exactly what did Mikey have on old Nigel. Or perhaps old Nigel did it to ensure future favors. Such a circle. Such an insanity.
Now I must dash off to send my dear friend Nigel a letter. I do hope he remembers how close we once were because He could pay off my existing debt although since I did not accumulate it illegally he may not want to help. Damn. How can I make it look like a crime? Oh yeah – he is the crime.
BTW 2 other criminal senators are big time po’d that they couldn’t give Nigel what he wanted cause they have been left out to dry.
- Senate expenses: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff wrote cheque to cover Mike Duffy’s expense claims (thestar.com)
- Harper’s chief of staff personally bailed out embattled Sen. Mike Duffy (macleans.ca)
- Mike Duffy made secret deal with Harper’s chief of staff during audit (ctvnews.ca)
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Thank you for the follow. You write on quite a spectrum.
I’m really sorry to read of this, There are many similarities between our 2 countries. This is one I wish yours could have avoided.
I have to say that there are times, when I’m looking at the insanity in my own country, that for just a moment I’ll look northwards…and not feel quite so bad. Or maybe feel worse, because it used to be the joke that “well, we can always move to Canada” and now it seems like there’s at least some ways y’all are crazier than us. Every time I see something about Harper’s government in the news, I’m always left with the feeling of “they elected those mooks?!” I guess now I know how the rest of the world felt during the Bush years…
It’s nice to hear from you Gregory and I feel the same way but the very worst thing is that we can’t even turn to any other candidates. It’s a terrible thing to say but is so true – we got nuthin.
Yeah, I sorta disengaged. Got a new bloggie, though, for realz this time :D.
Yup Colleen, right here in the true north as some say.
I have a perfect vision of Canada. Damn politicians are ruining every thing. Every where.