Oh, this is just delicious. While a number of Blogging Tories have been whining on and on about how the Liberals are somehow entangled in the recent RCMP pension fund scandal, the National Post of all folks has some interesting new developments (all emphasis tail-waggingly added):
Martin: No clear explanation why Tories obstructed RCMP whistle-blowers
Don Martin, National Post
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2007
It was all an act. The shock and horror displayed by MPs after whistle-blowers implicated RCMP brass in an alleged pension fund scandal last week was indignation faked for the cameras.
Unless they were willfully ignorant, the MPs knew everything months ago. All of them.
RCMP whistle-blowers had been trying since the fall to drop their bombshell on the public record, but the public accounts committee voted repeatedly to keep them off the witness stand and their documents suppressed from the public record.
A one-vote margin of victory on a last-ditch in-camera motion finally allowed RCMP officers to spill the beans in public last week to trigger a national ruckus and an independent investigation. Had the vote gone the other way, the code of RCMP silence would have covered Parliament Hill indefinitely.
And if you’re looking for the most bizarre acts of obstruction and interference, look no further than Conservative MPs, possibly acting under orders from above, who voted as a block to sweep the accusations under the rug.
Oh, yeah ... read it all there. Because you sure as hell won't read any of this over at the Blogging Tories. I'm guessing they're all too busy tracking down the giggling journalist.
UPDATE: As of this moment, the only mention of this new development at the Blogging Tories is in the BT forum area -- there is not a single main page reference to it. Colour me totally unsurprised.
BONUS TRACKS: POGGE and CFSR are all over this as well.