There's a scene in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World where Jonathan Winters destroys a gas station and two of its attendants. As the Senate debacle unravels, the prime minister -- consumed with rage -- looks more and more like Jonathan Winters on a rampage.
At the end of the scene, having obliterated the building and its inhabitants, Winters hops in a tow truck and drives away, unscathed.
Lawrence Martin suggests that things will not work out that way for Stephen Harper:
But the list is long and Harper’s odds are not good. There is a common thread running through his governance, a pattern of subverting or attempting to subvert the system, the public trust. It has finally caught up to him.
The prime minister has been lucky. He has made a career out of blaming others for his troubles. But his luck is running out.