You see that expression? That's one that often crosses Harper's face when he's throwing out some dishonest bit of spin that he hopes the public will swallow. My observation has been that he generally reserves this face for specific character assassinations. That's for public consumption though. I imagine that when he is giving his staff permission to denigrate someone he perceives to be a threat, that he looks more like this:
Whatever his expression, it should now be clear to all just how this man operates. While Tonda McCharles's story comes as no real surprise to me, you have to wonder if the public is now beginning to see this man for who he is. In fact, you have to wonder if his hard core supporters still believe that he is a master strategist?
Does it get more disgusting than the PM himself giving the okay to diminish Mulroney for no reason other than to create a narrative that he believes will give him an advantage during the next election? I mean, the stupidity of the ploy is glaring, but to now learn that the 'chess player' thought it was sound strategy tells us just how twisted this guy really is.
"He (Harper) knew and he agreed to it," said the source, referring to plans to leak the original story. "They thought they could differentiate between old Conservatives and new Conservatives, Progressive Conservatives and the Conservative Party of Canada. And of course it's a ridiculous notion."
Yes, it's a ridiculous notion especially when you consider how much time and energy has been spent trying to reassure Canadians that they are the same old Tory party, not a party of Reformers and not a party to be wary of.
Teneycke, reached last night, declined comment "on any of that" when asked about his, Giorno's and Harper's roles in the decision to go public with the Mulroney story. "That all sounds like rumours to me as opposed to fact and I'm not really going to comment. I don't think this is a major issue."
Oops. There's that condescending 'pshaw' moment again. I can't wait to see what they are going to pull out of their hat to try and distract us.
The bottom line? Harper can rant as much as he likes about others and their moral compass because when you are as amoral as this guy, nothing you say will be taken seriously.