The defender of democracy and decency, interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, has reportedly “apologized for the Liberal staffer who was behind the Twitter account that posted private details of Minister Vic Toews’ life online.” Rae said:
“The employee involved has advised me that he took this initiative on his own, has apologised for his action, regrets the embarrassment he has caused and has offered his resignation. In the circumstances I have accepted it.”
It seems highly unlikely to me that such a sustained attack on a Conservative minister of the crown would have been carried out by a single individual. I wonder how many Liberals knew what he was doing and whether he was acting on instructions from above—perhaps even from within the leader’s office.
Favoured Liberal tactic: identify a staffer to be the scapegoat, say he acted alone and toss the poor fellow under the bus. Typical.