Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been busy this past year defending loyal Conservative soldiers caught up in scandals. You know some of the names: Pamela Wallin, Dean Del Mastro and Peter Penashue.
But when that local soldier - hand-picked by Harper himself to promote the Conservative government - becomes a liability, Harper changes his tune.
After these past few days, Nigel Wright, Harper's former chief of staff, knows what this looks like. Wright went from having the "full confidence" of Harper (after news of that infamous $90,000 cheque to Duffy surfaced) to being disavowed for "deception."
Here's what it looks like when you're still in: