"Harper staffer takes fall for plagiarized 2003 speech on Iraq."
Surprised? No. Of course Harper hides behind a staffer. Mr. Harper's m.o. is to blame others for his shortcomings. That's been one of the organizing principles of the Harper government.
Is the argument now that Mr. Harper just passively reads the speeches handed to him by over-eager speech writers? That's totally contradictory to the Harper image that he impresses upon us every day. It's just not believable.
In fact, it's just more of this: