Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's very sorry, frustrated, and extremely angry about his former chief of staff covering Sen. Mike Duffy's housing expenses.
Harper made the comment on a trip to Peru today.
Clearly, Harper is creating some distance between him and Duffy, who charged taxpayers more than $90,000 to maintain a home in Ottawa.
But Duffy isn't Harper's only former pal who's in a spot of trouble.
Last night, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Toronto mayor Rob Ford on their talk shows.
Harper is a famous friend of Ford, who's facing unproven allegations that he smoked crack with an Etobicoke drug dealer.
So will Harper show up at Ford's summer barbecue this year?
As usual, it is glorious.
I can't quite decide what's makes me laugh the hardest: when the animated Rob Ford throws a beer bottle at a child or the partying with a beaver, a Mountie, and a Toronto Maple Leaf.
One thing's for sure: the video is entirely correct in its assessment that if Ford's "smoking, drinking, fighting, bad driving, and colorful racial comments didn't bother Toronto voters, crack smoking probably won't either."
"Well, that was easy," Premier Christy Clark quipped as she took the stage to speak before a packed ballroom at the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver last night (May 14).
The leader of the B.C. Liberals was joking about her party's victory over the NDP, which was not easy, and almost totally unexpected.
Clark may have led the Liberals to a fourth consecutive win, but she lost her own constituency of Vancouver-Point Grey to the NDP's David Eby.
With the NDP poised to win tomorrow's provincial election, the B.C. Liberals' redbaiting has begun in earnest.
A reporter with Black Press—whose owner's face graces the B.C. Liberal platform—has just quoted an astonishing claim by veteran B.C. Liberal MLA Mike de Jong.
According to de Jong, the NDP's "dream" bears a remarkable resemblance to the Bolivarian revolution advanced by recently deceased Venezuelan socialist president Hugo Chavez.
De Jong based this outlandish allegation on ideas coming out of an NDP provincial council meeting.
Raising a red scare is part of a last-minute B.C. Liberal scheme to convince voters that the NDP has a secret agenda to take the province on a Trotskyite turn after the election.
With B.C.'s general election only two days away, local songstress Shirley Gnome has released a video letting people know exactly where her vote is going on May 14.
As she says in the video's description: "I may just be a dirty country singer with questionable morals, but I know what I want."
If you watch the ad above, you'll see how a shadowy group of Republicans tried to make one of their own look like he has no principles.
This 2010 "weathervane ad" targeted Bradley Byrne, who was seeking the GOP nomination for gubernatorial candidate of Alabama.
The nasty ad helped a far right winger, Robert Bentley, win the primary and go on to become governor.
FactCheck.org, which monitors political ads from its base at the University of Pennsylvania, condemned the advertising assault on Byrne, concluding that some of the ads were misleading.
The B.C. Liberals' slogan in 2009 was "Keep B.C. Strong".
The B.C. Liberals' slogan in 2013 is "Strong Economy Secure Tomorrow".
The implication is that their opponents are weak.
As polls show the B.C. Liberals going down to defeat, they're explicitly saying this, claiming that NDP Leader Adrian Dix will provide weak economic leadership.
It's called trying to define your opponent.
Voters can be forgiven for wondering if the B.C. Liberals spend too much time with marketing and advertising experts and not enough time thinking about public policies.
Before last federal election, I had some fun writing a mock Vancouver Sun editorial in advance of its real one endorsing Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.
Tomorrow, I won't be surprised if the same newspaper publishes a lead editorial endorsing Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals in advance of the Tuesday (May 14) election. Don't be shocked if the Province newspaper follows suit on the next morning.
Here's my guess of what's going through the mind of any Vancouver Sun editorial writer who may be assigned the dreary task of urging readers to reelect the B.C. Liberals:
What the hell did I do to deserve this job?
Last night, I was amused to see B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark mention Margaret Thatcher during a friendly Q&A with Global TV's Squire Barnes.
I've had a hunch for a while that Clark is trying to model her campaign on some sort of Meryl Streep movie.
A new B.C. Liberal ad (see above) tries to reinforce this point that she's our Iron Lady.
It's clearly designed to win over blue-collar voters in the 250 area code of the province.
Activist Brigette DePape, who made headlines for her protest of the Harper government while she was a parliamentary page, shares a poem of resistance and hope with a crowd at Grandview Park on May Day (May 1).