What would 2005 Stephen Harper say about the antics of his government today?
You'll recall that Harper was elected on a platform deeply soaked in rhetoric about transparency and accountability.
On Tuesday morning, that Stephen Harper was no where to be seen.
In an address to his caucus, Harper said that he wasn't happy with the recent Senate scandals and that he would work with his Senate leadership to fast track new expense rules.
And yes, during his 10 minute speech he did use the word 'accountability' 8 times.
But when it came to walking the talk, Harper fell short.
He didn't mention Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin or Nigel Wright, the three figures — that he handpicked — at the centre of the scandal.
He failed to say anything about the $90,000 gift that his now-former Chief of Staff Wright gave to Duffy. He didn't say whether or not the PMO had a hand in whitewashing the Senate report about Duffy, as reported by CTVRead More »from Conservative Party’s response to Senate scandal is not good enough