Bruce Carson, who served as a senior aide to Stephen Harper from 2004 to 2009, is only the latest ex-insider to write an unflattering book about Canada’s current prime minister. Apparently Mister ‘My-Way-or-the-Highway’ Harper has an insatiable appetite for gnawing off the hands of those he once employed to help him scale the ladder to the pinnacle of political power in this country.
Megalomaniacs are known to demand unquestioning loyalty without giving any in return. Inevitably megalomaniacs surround themselves with deferential toadies. Obviously that kind of environment would not be an agreeable workplace for any intelligent, well-seasoned advisor who sincerely believes in discussion and debate as well as competency and ethics. No wonder Stephen Harper’s present team of unseasoned advisors is dismissively referred to as the “boys in short pants.”