Rob Ford’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
After putting yesterday behind him, Rob Ford is no doubt having a big helping of TGIF. First there was the minor fiasco of a staffer seeming to endorse some questionable tweeting. Then the integrity commissioner of the City of Toronto stepped in and basically called for Ford to be smacked on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper. From the Star:
Rob Ford’s campaign for mayor got some bad news Thursday, with information that the city’s integrity commissioner is recommending he be reprimanded for “recklessly” revealing confidential city information last August.
In a report made public Thursday, Janet Leiper said Ford revealed, during his regular radio spot on AM640, that the city was paying $750,000 for a particular house.
Later that day he repeated the information at a city council meeting, even though the price tag for the deal was in a report marked “confidential” and printed on purple paper—a flag to councillors to keep information out of the public eye.
The real estate deal Ford was trying to fight went through anyway, though his antics did manage to cause some delays. Because it didn’t end up costing the city anything, Ford is getting away with a council reprimand instead of anything more severe.
Ford says he’ll accept the reprimand for his fourth breach of the council’s code of ethics. On top of that, he’s admitted that his 2006 comments—the ones that sparked the dubious tweets—were a “mistake.” Good on him for taking his lumps, but it’s not like his 2006 comments on AIDS are the only controversial thing he’s ever said. Is it wrong to be anticipating what Ford will have to apologize for next?
• Integrity commissioner wants Ford reprimanded [Toronto Star]
• Ford admits 2006 AIDS comment was ‘mistake’ [National Post]
4 thoughts on “Rob Ford’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day”
It seems as though the lime light may fade for Mr. Ford. His antics wont be accepted forever, and to assume you should lead a pack of animals when you cant control yourself if absurd.
To say that you are “…anticipating…” his next apology could easily be presumed an understatement. We are going into the second period with these “candidates” and it seems, more and more, that we need someone to put a foot down and stop the childish games.
Rob’s heart is in the right place but he’s a bull in a china shop and will fail to get support on council. There will be enough lunatics returning to council that Rob will be neutered. Are these media appointed big six candidates all we have to choose from? Surely there must be someone in the celler dweller group who has better ideas this group of clowns? Perhaps its time we give the bottom 20 their 15 minutes of fame?
Mr Ford is the only candidate with the business sense to lead this city. Perhaps the other councillors will try to hamstring him – but I am going to spend the next two months making sure everyone in my riding knows about the waste my useless councillor spent flying himself to Jamaica, Finland, New York, wining and dining himself and talking ad naseum on his cell phone (over 300 minutes on one call). Voters – kick all those goofs out of council. Remember the Land Transfer tax, licence plate fees, driveway paving fees, no weed control, pot holes, propane explosion, sewage all over Lakeshore, garbage strike, increasing their pays, all their perks, sign tax. Remember all of them and give them the boot!
Well voter obviously your one of the assclowns who elected this Ford scewup who has done nothing but been a jackass those previous 10 years on council.
And now you elected this fool as Mayor on a rediculous stop the gravy train slogan.
There was no gravy train, gee what a surprize.
Welfare Recipients like yourself do not even pay taxes anyway, so quit bitching about workers who get off thier mattress at 4:30 in the am to go and work and contibute to your welfare cheque.
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