First, the ultimate responsibility for lies and cover-ups lies with superiors rather than subordinates - in
And there are plenty of Conservatives ready to shout down anybody who tries to suggest otherwise.
Update: As Alison notes here, the quote attributed to Harper above originated elsewhere. So for a less well-written variation of the same theme, let's go with this:
(I)t was Mr. Martin's decision to turn a blind eye to it all when he was minister of finance.
Do Canadians really believe that the No. 2 man in a government now under a cloud of corruption, is the person to clean up that mess today?
And do you really believe that the Liberals will ultimately prosecute themselves and hold their own to account?
I don't believe that. I don't think you believe that.