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Twitter People and the Senate Expense Scandal

05/22/2013 07:40 EDT | Updated 07/22/2013 05:12 EDT

OK Twitter people, was PM Stephen Harper "very upset" or "very unhappy"

@evansolomancbc -unhappy

@ShirleeEngel -upset

@Kady -unhappy

@RosieBarton -upset

@SusanDelacourt -not happy, very upset

@natnewswatch -not happy

@journo_dale not happy

@joshwingrove - not happy, very upset

The above is from the twitter feed of some famous Canadian journalists covering PM Stephen Harper's full caucus press conference Tuesday morning.

Over the holiday weekend I finished reading the gripping book, Joel Rosenberg's latest novel, "Damascus Count Down" all about the worst case scenario of what if nuclear warheads fell into the hands of the personification of evil.

And so, actually I was quite relieved to find that the biggest news story in Canada, Tuesday morning was - all the above are right, PM Stephen Harper is both not happy and very upset about the senate expense scandal.

Here is a link to the Huffington Post's Althia Raj report "Mike Duffy Cheque: Unanswered Questions Remain Over Nigel Wright's $90,000 Gift"

(OK, this is shameless self promotion where I am trying to get the Huffington Post to run my blog at least sometimes on the national page, OK Marni?)

One of my themes is to promote the sociological benefits of the expression of the Christian faith in Canada. Simply put, I want "the Nones" to like us. And in this case, to appreciate that the Nones and the Christians have common cause; to promote the expectation that our public officials will serve with hard work and integrity, and always for the public benefit.

P.S. "The Nones" is a phrase used by R.R. Reno, the editor of "First Things" magazine in his Imprimis article "Religion and Public Life in America." The Nones refers to that increasing percentage of the population who, when asked on the census, religious affiliation?, check None.