Re: MP flirts with Chinese JournalistSep 11th, 2011
reality guilt or not it is the perception of guilt that counts. When the Prime Minister
says I stand behind my Member one hundred percent, the MP is finished. it is the
opening line to the most efficient way of getting rid of the member.
When it come to government and the Governments survival Guilt or innocence
never enters into it. As a retired news guy, I am willing to bet the MP will be shifted
to the back benches for this, certainly he will have to resign from foreign affairs,
CSIS is already looking into it, are they not? That means its a red flag and Prime
Ministers don't like red flags, red flags mean explanations and explanations bring
scrutiny and questions and embarrassment. That means moving people around.
In fact MP's are warned about engaging in these kinds of events early on.
Besides we have been through all kinds of such scandals that involve women and
governments and sex and they all end up the same. Idealistic to think about guilt
or not, the damage is done