"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Humpty Dumpty sat on a stool. Humpty Dumpty was a greedy fool, Obviously

Robyn was here yesterday. Added a couple of apps to my ipad.

 So, I've been listening to news 
The updated story about the Illustrious Senator Mike Duffy. Who perched on a stool in the  loobby of Parliament for years and was acclaimed for his erudition by politicians of all stripes. 

The gilt has  worn off the gingerbead so-to-speak. Senator Humpty Dumpty Duffy turns out not to be  so  squeaky clean  as to justiufy his appointment to the August body of the Senate.

Seems  Prime Minister  Stephen Harper's  Chief  of staff made a gift  of $90.000 to Duffy to repay  the ill-gotten gains siphoned from the public treasury.

The  Prime Minister's Chief of Staff is apparently a multi-millionaire.  He just handed over a cheque as a gift. He's probably the one who advised the Prime Minister he needed a new image.  One with a personality. 

We had a conversation about that on Sunday at the family gathering. The consesus was the effort has failed.  Events  contrived to  create a warm and fuzzy feeling about Stephen Harper have  all been for nought.  Slightly nauseating in fact. He is still minus a personality.

Now we have  the Honorable Peter Van Loan making statements about Duffy having "shown leadership" by re-paying money he should not have claimed in the  first place. 

You have to wonder what kind of air freshener they us  in the  Halls of Parliament  that makes them think  people can be taken in  so easily. 

They continue to add insult to injury.

This  observation is not an  advertisement. It is not paid for by anyone .

It is written by me, myself, alone. 

What kind of fools do hey think we are? Or maybe they don't. Maybe they are just so G.D. arrogant they think they  don't need to worry about what wethink 


Anonymous said...

Mike Duffy is not alone in the stupidity department. Two of the other Senators are refusing to repay the money deemed to have been received when it was not merited. I expect Senator Brazeau may be close to being bust - which would remove him from the Senate as quickly as a felony conviction. But the Liberal Senator is well-heeled & has still hired a big-name to represent him.

Anonymous said...

National Post
Matt Gurney
" How can the Tories keep Mike Duffy on now?

I can't see how they can get rid of him.

Anonymous said...

Yes, they think we are dumb. But the PMO has set a very bad precedent. If someone pays off the debts of a Senator who is not a personal friend, then every other senator is entitled to claim equal treatment.

Anonymous said...

Duffy is not longer in caucus. He joins Barezeau and Penashue. But the latter could return as a Senator.