The Harper trade mark when things go wrong, is to throw someone under the bus. For Paul Calandra the bus is coming. However finding bodies to throw under the bus must becoming harder and harder. Calandra has potentially thrown away his political career, and for what??? Surely not his undying loyalty to Harper, who’s “under the bus” reputation is fast becoming a reminder of politicians like Stalin and Hitler. Okay!!! maybe they just shot or used a tank rather than a bus, but you get the idea. Read what journalists think about poor old Calandra!!
More than six months into the Senate spending affair it is possible that none of Stephen Harper’s otherwise combative senior ministers want to volunteer to risk a political limb in the scandal’s muddy trenches.
Even if they did, it may be that none of them would be willing to execute the masochistic marching orders emanating from Harper’s PMO that have so far only increased the government’s daily suffering in question period.
Hence the prime minister’s rookie parliamentary secretary is sent to the front to stand in for Harper whenever he is away.
But if Oak-Ridges Markham MP Paul Calandra is on a mission to shore up the defence of the government on the Senate issue, that mission is a kamikaze one that is essentially based on substantiating a plea of temporary political insanity from the top levels of the Conservative government
There you have it folks!! and remember if you voted for Harper and travel by bus, best stand well back at the bus stop.
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