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I love that story. I love political circus. Anthony Weiner, Sarah Palin, Mark Sanford.What do you think about the Rob Ford story?(Canadian mayor doing crack)
I'm also enjoying the Phil Robertson (duckman) thing for the same reason.
I have discussed the Rob Ford thing a few times with Canadian friends int the past few weeks. They're not as amused. They're not used to circus news. But I come from the land of Michael Jackson, balloon boy, Tiger Woods and Octomom
Even so, some of the Canadians I have spoken to want to see his career saved. They don't like the scandal, but they liked his performance on the job.
As I said and as you already know, a lot of people are pretty happy with his performance on the job, and are willing to overlook his lawlessness and indiscretions. I am too far removed from Canadian politics to have an opinion about his value as a mayor.The hilarious thing to me is his approval rating numbers basically haven't budged since before the scandal till now I don't know if that is a sign of the level of apathy when it comes to politicians and constituents today where there simply is no shock value left and people just don't care enough anymore to be bothered or if its that people are so desperate for someone to actually do a decent job that they will overlook basically any personal indiscretion. From what I have been reading, he has done a decent job despite ya know, the alcohol and crack binges, the prostitutes, the drinking and driving, the sexual harassment, etc, etc!
Agreed. Still, there is something to said about the rule of law.Truth be told i fall into the latter group. I really don't give a ratt's ass what they do in their personal life if they can get the job done. This whole 'integrity of the office' argument means nothing to me because I think it is practically non-existent. There are simply the politicians who have gotten caught and the ones who haven't. It's a sad social commentary but its the truth and I'd rather have a crack-smoking mayor that can balance the budget than a corrupt or inept one that can't.
Agree again.I am done expecting public officials to stand for something better. Or even to just be at the bottom end of the curve. I feel like most treat the government like their personal piggy bank and laugh in our faces while doing nothing they were elected to do and then smile and lie to our faces. To me, that is way worse than the Rob Fords.
I think he may actually win a re-election. Of course whether he lives to see the end of another term is another matter. But i am actually rooting for him to run again and win. I hope it sends a message to other politicians at just how low they have managed to lower the bar.