So this is what happens when a government implodes.
It gets nasty, ghastly, ghoulish, surreal.
There is no one to root for. The egos are too big and the desperation, or perhaps disgust, too thick. It is a cannibal menagerie on the set of a soap opera.
They have themselves to blame. And they do.
It is a battle royale between Conservative Senators and MPs, ex-Conservative Senators and MPs, the PM and the PMO. Everyone is backed up against high fences fighting inward, gaining ground with nowhere to go. If your name is uttered then you are thrown into the ring and must fend for yourself. There is enough blame to go around, evidently.
This is simply a bunch of antagonists. There is no protagonist, no one to rise above the muck and shine on; there is no one to rally behind, no champion. They are all lying, obfuscating, eviscerating, boondoggling, claptrapping, blustering and champing.
You can decide for yourself how far you think they're willing to go in order to attempt to salvage their devastated reputations and avoid legal penalties.
I just can't find any sympathetic angles. No one is safe from anyone else. They all seem willing to say, or do, whatever they need to in order to survive, and have no compunction about calling out their adversaries in the Senate, the House and in public.
All the players in the scandal seem to think if they are standing on the heads of their adversaries, they're above the fray, but in reality the person they are standing on is always sinking deeper into the mire, being heaped upon as as weaknesses are revealed.
The last man standing will simply sink last.