I don't think the talent pool in Harper's office is diverse enough to have figured this out for themselves. In fact, I believe the whole thing is accidental and sheds a great deal more light on the fact that most of Harper's cabinet ministers are in way over their heads than they are Machiavellian.
It should not go without notice however, that one scandal has been replaced with another.
Dr. Dawg extracted one of the best lines from Lawrence Martin, a column you should definitely read:
Since taking power two years ago this month, this type of behaviour has been a hallmark of this government. It confuses class with crass.That's just the start of it.