Wednesday, August 20, 2014

One Turn Deserves Another


The time has come, Lawrence Martin writes, for Michael Sona to name names. If he doesn't, the Harper party will get away with what was clearly an organized attempt to steal an election. In fact, what happened in the robocall scandal was standard Harperian practice. Consider the record:

We have a party that got caught staging a deceptive phone campaign against Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, an act that the Conservative Speaker of the Commons called “reprehensible.” We have a party that first denied, then admitted involvement in a deceptive robocalls campaign involving a Saskatchewan riding redistribution dispute. A Conservative MP pointed the finger at senior party organizer Jenni Byrne, now the Prime Minister’s deputy chief of staff. We have a party that pleaded guilty in 2011 to Elections Act charges relating to exceeding spending limits in the so-called “in and out” affair from the 2006 campaign.

Perhaps, facing five years in jail, Sona will pull the plug. It's clear that Elections Canada -- under Mr. Harper's appointee, Yves Coté -- has no intention of reopening his investigation into the 2011 election. That's exactly what the Conservatives want.

It was those same Conservatives who turned on Sona. One turn deserves another.


bcwaterboy said...

Like the dreaded Bush 2 years south of the border, it will be refreshing to also look back with distain on the harper years. That it's been almost a decade now is mind-boggling to say the least. For Sona though, I'm sure he's doing a lot of "what do I have to lose" soul-searching to expose the real perpetrators of this mess. Interesting indeed to see how he handles it.

Owen Gray said...

Sona is facing -- at the age of twenty-five -- a real test of personal integrity, waterboy.

Anonymous said...

Russell says it well: a political parcel of rogues:

Sona was part of this parcel of rogues.

Will he repent and name names or is he holding out for something in return for taking the bullet? Guess we will soon find out.

However, I would be surprised if Sona does name names. Duffy, however, is another matter. I expect him to go down fighting.

the salamander said...

.. Gaming leads to Grooming ..

The glib young Harper vols somehow breath a toxic mix of Politics & Power plus doing a twisted smug Evangelical snort as required.. and of course the narcotic elixir of neoliberalism keeps them rev'd & juiced up all day.

Let me know when you hear one of them mention an awareness of wild salmon, Canada Pension, navigable waters, spying on ordinary Canadians or the sacrifice of military vets

Sona, Prescott, Morgan et al see it all as a grand game & God's on their side.. Its like a neat boy scout girl scout club for hip insiders - bound for glory wealth power & hallalujah

The ethical descent from Gaming the democratic process becomes buying in to the despicable Grooming process of their higher ups.. the Harper's, Gersteins, Jenni Byrne, Ray Novak, Matt Meier, Arthur Hamilton, Van Loan, MacKay et al

Mulcair said 'Canadians are being played for fools'

Trudeau recently said 'you voted for people to represent your communities and you got PMO spokespersons'

John Ruskin said..

"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way.

Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think,
but thousands can think for one who can see.

To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one."

I'm thinking more and more about what I see happening
... in the country called Canada ..

Anonymous said...

If these thieving magpies who call themselves Harperites continue to stonewall the Canadian electorate about their illegal activities, then they will face the full force of the law. Isn't that the message the Harperite politburo continually spouts?

The Harperites are on notice. We know about them, and we are prepared for their intrusions.

Lorne said...

Hmm, I wonder if Sona would qualify for 'whistle-blower' protection, Owen.

Anonymous said...

Only cowards hide behind mounds of legal advice. It was a good run, though.

Owen Gray said...

It's been clear for sometime that party lawyers are employed to run interference, Anon.

Owen Gray said...

He certainly could use it, Lorne. You can bet that the Conservative hierarchy will seek its revenge.

Owen Gray said...

Thanks for the link, Anon. Sometime in the future, someone will write a book about the phallic obsessions of the Harper government.

Owen Gray said...

Surely, salamander, more and more Canadians must be seeing things more clearly. But what they see isn't poetry.

Owen Gray said...

I agree, Anon. If Sona doesn't name names, Duffy will. If they both named names, I suspect there would be repeats.

Anonymous said...

Neither the Duff nor Sona, will ever see the inside of a cell. Nigel Wright did aid, abet, covered up and paid the money for, a corrupt Senator who was stealing our tax dollars. The RCMP let Wright off his crimes. How can Wright get off scot free and not Duffy?

Sona will be a, first time offender and will be let off, with a tap on his wrist. Harper will have to get Sona off too. If Sona goes down for the robo-call scam, so does Harper. He then has no right to be the PM of this country.

Nor, will Wallin see the inside of a cell.

Sona may be fortunate enough, to be sent to Harper's degenerate dumping ground, in the U.K. Harper sent his favorite henchman, ex BC Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell there, quite some years ago. Nigel Wright is there too.

The only two that would see prison is, Brazeau and Harb.

Harper and his cabal have no, decency, honor, ethics nor morals, what-so-ever. This country is rotten to the core with corruption and is no longer a democracy.

Harper's degenerates he wants to keep, are sent out of the country. The others that have served Harper's purpose are, thrown under his bus.

Owen Gray said...

We'll see, Anon. Duffy sounds like he's out for revenge. We'll see.

mogs moglio said...

Sona will get a country golf club vacation courtesy of the Canadian tax-payer, hedge your bets.

Owen Gray said...

It all depends on the degree of vengeance the Harperites wish to exercise, Mogs.