How desperate are Republicans? They're taking tips from Harper. - 2016-04-10

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F0.png How desperate are Republicans? They're taking tips from Harper. April 10, 2016, Michael Harris, iPolitics

Since getting crushed last October 19 by Justin Trudeau's Liberals, there have been more wolverines spotted in Ottawa than confirmed Harper sightings. The odd vote in the House of Commons, a few leisurely afternoons in movie theatres with Ray the Popcorn Holder, and that's about it for his public profile.

In caucus, he's a ghost. The guy who used to run everything now can't even be bothered showing up for work. Life without that security detail and those black SUVs just doesn't seem to be worth the effort. This is not just the post-defeat tradition of keeping a low profile. This is a vanishing.

But apparently some things still get Steve's pulse racing. There was a fascinating report over the weekend from the U.S. website Politico placing the elusive ex-PM back in Las Vegas. You will recall that he was sighted there last November 26 at the Shake Shack. Was Steve developing a thing for the roulette wheel? Is he missing Wayne Newton's rendition of Danke Schoen? No. Harper was the guest of one of the richest Republicans of them all, Sheldon Adelson.

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