Rob Ford and George Bush May 1, 2014Posted by rogerhollander in Canada, Toronto.
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There was a joke going around during the Bush years to the effect that someone should give Dubya a blow job. The reference is to Clinton’s impeachment, the ironic notion of getting rid of a president (Bush) who was in direct violation of the Constitution with his illegal wars, lies, incompetence (Katrina), warrant less wiretapping, etc. etc., for something that has nothing to do with the duties of the president.
Which brings us to Rob Ford. With another of his famous crack smoking videos (the smoking crack pipe serving as the smoking gun), it looks as if he is finally going to go down. What is the irony here? There are more important reasons that Ford, who is a mean spirited, racist, homophobic son of a bitch, should not be the Mayor of Toronto. A rich kid, posing as a man of the people, pandering the the lowest of human nature in the middle class electorate — greed and selfishness — has done everything he can to destroy the city’s social programs and assisted housing. I know. I am from Toronto.
Of course, character is important in a leader, and Ford’s vulgar, lying, malicious character rates zero on a scale of a hundred. To me it is not a coincidence that a man of this character can rise to the top as a Canadian Tory, but that is another story.
Good riddance, Ford, for whatever reason.