Monday, November 26, 2012

so long, Mayor Ford, and don't slam the door on your way out

Wow good news travels fast. I was listening to CBC radio this morning, so heard the minute the decision came down that Rob Ford had been found in conflict of interest and turfed out of office. Not long after, Anna texted, Bruce called from Vancouver, Patsy emailed from Gabriola Island, I ran into a neighbour on Parliament Street and we high-fived - and I've just read about it, only hours after it was announced, in my friend Chris's blog from Capetown, South Africa!

I'm rephrasing the Dylan song: "But something is happening here, and you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. Ford..."

Now, I would be happy to see the end of that pig-headed blowhard, but he ain't gone yet. He has two more weeks in office and he may appeal and tie things up for a long time. And if not, he can run again, this time as a victim, and God knows, lots of people voted for him before - WHO WERE THOSE PEOPLE? - and might do so again.

But today, there's justice for a man who turfed riders from their TTC busses so the high school football team he coaches during office hours would have a safe warm ride. @#$# you too, big fella.

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