The Prime Minister's Office has stuck to the line that the Conservatives ran a clean and ethical campaign, and that the party had no knowledge of vote suppression activities.
Rob Ford has lied, repeatedly, about a whole host of things, minimized them when caught and then taken to demonizing the press for bringing up his track record of fibbing, gross negligence and blatant criminality.
The Harper PMO had been less than candid about everything from the Cadman bribe to Mike Duffy; political truths have proven to be different for them than the actual truth.
There's a rationale behind this, called Omerta - if everyone on the inside holds the line, stays silent and expresses confidently their innocence, the theory goes, the cops have got nothin'. Prisoner's Dilemma avoided.
Only the House of Commons isn't a prison and, one would hope, our government isn't the mob.
The truth doesn't match the rhetoric. Fewer Canadians are willing to tow the line, accepting a growing list of rule-breaking as justified so as to keep the Left at bay.
It's as true for Team Harper as it is for Rob Ford.