Diary of a Wimpy Senator

With their parents just minutes away, Greg and Rodrick have to figure out how to fix the damage from their illicit party.

With their parents just minutes away, Greg and Rodrick have to figure out how to fix the damage from their illicit party.

There’s a scene in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” in which Rodrick hosts a party at his house while his parents are away. His little brother, Greg (the “wimpy kid” in question), gets involved with the event, so they’re both complicit in the damage and mess that ensues.

In the morning they find that someone has graffitied the bathroom door. In a rush to cover it up before their parents get home, they swap out a spare door they find in the basement. The problem is: the new door doesn’t have a lock on it.

The two spend the rest of the movie duping their parents into believing that the bathroom door never did have a lock on it.

This situation with Senator Mike Duffy and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright reminds me a lot of this scene.

The bathroom door is the $90,000 cheque, which Canadians are supposed to conveniently ignore the irregularity of.

The childish antics of Duffy and Wright remind me of the hilarious behaviour of Rodrick and Greg as they desperately struggle to build and maintain a lie.

The senate, then, might just be the toilet, which we all now just want to sit on and take a dump.