Double-Secret Probation Update: Oct 31, 2012...Mr. Sona is now claiming that Sun News and the CPC threw him under the bus...
Update: Late Friday...For those who just don't quite get it, there is now an explanation of the satirical snarkolepsy that underpins this post at the bottom.
And if yes.....
How long, exactly, has the fine Sun News commentator known the good Mr. Sona?
Why, 'how long'?
Because the image above was taken at a 'private' reception for Ms. Anne Coulter when she was on her Canadian speaking tour in the spring of 2010, one year before the RoboCalls were allegedly made that Mr. Levant's Sun News yesterday 'suggested' Mr. Sona may have been involved in (together with their 'own' photo of Mr. Sona with another conservative luminary).
And now, just one day later Mr. Sona, who some might think, myself included, is being scape-goated here, has been fired....errrr....'resigned' as a Conservative Party staffer.
Why did I say that the reception noted above was 'private' (and therefore was not likely filled to bursting with the hoi polloi)?
Because the very fine fellow who that took the picture, and was proud to post it on his blog identifying the good Mr. Sona at the time, explicitly said so.
There were some other interesting folks of note that were also at that event....More on that later....
Update, late Friday: Have been taken to task by a commenter for being a conspiracy-theorist....Actually, I am a satirical snarkoleptic cynic on this one who is only attempting to demonstate just how absurd it was for Sun News to elevate the status of Mr. Sona's 'relationship' with the Prime Minister with their own photo (originating, apparently, from the PMO itself) before they set the limited hangout in motion....I mean, if Mr. Sona was just some jr. drone, in a backroom somewhere, would the hangout have been credible enough to spike the story in front of the EC report?