In the spirit of the present Senate Scandal I am updating a blog that I wrote back in May, 2013. It is my imaging how Harper learned his skills of exaggeration, er, baffooning, er, well lets say it like it is, sneaking and lying.
This is meant as a spoof and a bit of fun (kinda).
Mom “Stevie, did you see who ate all of the chocolate chip cookies?
Stephen “No Mom, are they gone?”
Mom “Yes, I wouldn’t be asking if they weren’t. Did you eat them?”
Stephen “No, I already told you that?
Mom “Then who would have taken them?
Stephen “It might have been Janey.”
Mom “But Janey has been at camp all this week.”
Stephen “Then John; yah, I think I remember seeing John with his hand in the cookie jar.”
Mom “But John went to his ball game before Supper, it couldn’t have been him.”
Stephen “Then Dad.”
Mom “Your Dad took John to his game. I have given you every opportunity to confess. I had hoped you would have told me the truth. If you didn’t eat the chocolate cookies why do you have chocolate on your mouth?”
Stephen “Okay, okay, don’t blow your hat off your head. This is the absolute truth. I was on the floor playing with my tinker toys, and the cookie jar must have been on its side and the cookies kept rolling out of the jar and they kept hitting the floor, so I ate them. Gee Mom, and here I was doing you a favour by cleaning up the floor.”
Mom ” Oooooooh Stephen Joseph Harper. I can’t win with you. …Get that blue sweater vest off, it’s starting to smell.”
Really, this is the story of how little Stephen learned to lie, but that is not a nice word. So, I’ll say that this is where Stevie learned to exaggerate beyond the point that the reality of the incident no longer resembled the truth.
The game is deny, deny, deny, until everyone else is sick of arguing with you. A good offense is a good defense.
As we have seen Stephan is a man that is also very talented at juggling. With so many statements out there and the situation becoming very fluid, Harper has done well to keep so many ball in the air. But the harm to the PM will come by his own doing. As he attacks the various characters involved in the shenanigans, it appears that they are not going to lie down and simply die. While the public may not have any sympathy for our 3 Senate villains, we may find that as the Prime Minister continues to besmirch the name of Nigel Wright, he might finally speak up, and then the desisive blow will be delivered to the Prime Minister, one that he will not be able to wiggle out of.
- Stephen Harper: Speech PM ought to give – but won’t (beaconnews.ca)
- As Senate scandal grows, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives falling far behind Justin Trudeau’s Liberals: poll (news.nationalpost.com)