Friday, May 10, 2013
Here's the Harper Con way:
The Harper government is praising Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy for showing "leadership" in the Senate expenses scandal.That's because he paid the money back, I guess. But here's the Liberal way of looking at it:
But Liberals say the Conservatives are protecting one of their own, tipping off Duffy about ineligible per diems and whitewashing a report on his invalid housing allowance claims.Gee, which way is the right way to look at this? How can we ever possibly tell?
Well, when in doubt, I suppose we should look at what people actually do rather than what they say.
Yes, Duffy did pay back a whack of undeserved money.
But he kept signing those supposedly "confusing" primary residence declarations month after month, every month for three years.
And then he avoided answering questions about it by ducking through a hotel kitchen after a speech.
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Duffy is a fat, ugly, corrupt, dishonest waste of skin whose burning body would not be worthy of piss. His grave however would be.
Do you think it was Duffy's own money that paid the fine?
By 8:14 pm, at
Duffy is a nobody from nowhere. We all know that. But which corporate stooge is paying the fines?
Cathie knows enough to let the anonymous winds blow.
By 8:43 pm, at
I wondered about that myself.
Duffy repaid the allowance, an admission that he is ordinarily resident in Ottawa. This is consistent with his ongoing receipt of treatment under Ontario's medical health plan and his record of voting in Ontario elections. To be a senator representing PEI he must be ordinarily resident in that province. He is not eligible to vote in PEI elections nor does he qualify for PEI health care. He doesn't even qualify for resident-status property tax on his summer cottage in PEI.
What is Duffy doing sitting in the senate when he is not qualified to represent PEI?
Too bad that the "RCMP" didn't investigate the Fraud, and let the courts decide the appropriate payment.
Precedent had been set in Britain with their trials in their "Houses of parliament". At least that was a display of accountability. Most important - the defense of "Everyone does it" didn't stand up, as "Everyone who did it" ended up getting charged and convicted.
Too bad we don't have a Law and Order police force, rather we end up with a PMO Directed RCMP Police Farce.
Bemused Lurker (Just one more political interference scandal laid at the feet of the RCMP)
By 9:08 am, at