Liberals have dredged up even more sketchy letters written in support of Helena Guergis. Now there's lots of talk about this being the tipping point for the beleaguered minister -- that she's not far away from firing or resignation.
For what it's worth, I think if the letters do her in, this is probably just a convenient excuse. My suspicion is that it's not a firing offence in Harper's government for staffers to be writing letters on behalf of their bosses. I've been casting around for examples, and have only been able to find one more so far. Others welcomed... please feel free to email or paste them into the comments section.
* Here's a staffer for Royal Galipeau, for instance, found out for his letter to the editor in a Timmins newspaper.
Note that on the Conservative website, if you go to my.campaign.ca, there's a fancy little tool there to help the die-hards write letters to the editor. (I just tried to do it and found out I'm blocked -- too bad, I was going to write to the Star editor, suggesting I get a raise. But I digress.)
My point is that if you're going to go to all the trouble of encouraging partisans to write letters to the editor, providing the tools for it even, and the script, it shouldn't be a surprise that eager staffers are going to see that as part of the job description of fluffing up the boss.