I must say Michael Taube is being awfully po-faced (to use a Britishism) about the whole business. (…)
Toronto’s very “economic viability” could be at risk! Seriously? But apparently Mr Taube means it. (…)
The self-importance of the political class captured in that sentence is not only a far bigger threat to “economic viability” but, in fact, the reason Ford was elected in the first place.
The rest of Mr Taube’s litany of complaints is so-called “gaffes” by Ford about various identity groups. Most of them are somewhat bluntly formulated but true-ish enough, and said by ordinary unmonitored citizens with nary a thought: Ladies, lessen your chances of Aids by sleeping with fewer bi-guys, etc.
The notion that they’re so “over the top” as to disqualify someone from office is deeply damaging to the very idea of representative government.