Lost souls

Wasn’t it ironic that Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose St. Jude’s Day to make another giant blooper in the ever-changing Senate scandal.

Wasn’t it ironic that Prime Minister Stephen Harper chose Monday, Oct. 28, St. Jude’s Day, to make yet another giant blooper in the ongoing and ever-changing Senate scandal cover-up.

He told a radio interviewer in Halifax that his Chief-Of-Staff Nigel Wright was dismissed as soon as it came to light that he had cut a personal cheque to repay Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses. Up until those words left his lips on St. Jude’s Day, he had always maintained that he knew nothing about the deal, until Wright had done the honourable thing and resigned.

From his rather futile attempts to appear as a regular guy, playing piano and singing, readers know the prime minister is a Beatles fan. Surely he remembers the line “Take a sad song and make it better” from one of their greatest hits, Hey Jude, but he’s taken a sad state of affairs and made it worse.

St. Jude is the Patron Saint Of Lost Souls and Canadians have lost all respect for those who have sold their souls in Ottawa — most citizens are completely sickened with the prime minister and all others involved in the shenanigans that we witness daily.

Coming to power following the Federal Liberal’s sponsorship scandal, the prime minister promised his government would be accountable and transparent. To give him credit, he’s kept half of that promise — his deception has been very transparent. Now that he’s written a book on the history of hockey, the prime minister may remember the words of another famous author. It was Sir Walter Scott who said: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive.”

Bernie Smith

Parksville

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