It shouldn't be much surprise that the Cons' house organ is out to trash Sheila Fraser before she can shine a spotlight on the Harper government's stimulus fiasco.
But I'd think it's worth wondering exactly what prompted the line of attack. Is it simply a pre-emptive measure to try to limit even the potential for a damaging report? Or does Harper know exactly what Fraser plans to say, and need to destroy her before she takes him down first simply by doing her job?
Update: Or maybe the goal is simply to cast doubt on independent analysis to undercut Kevin Page's report today.