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    This isn't politics, it's comedy...

    I'm sure by now you all recognize the name of Rob Ford, mayor of Toronto. He's become a national embarrassment, even though he was doing an OK job as mayor before the crack hit the fan.

    Since then it's gone from bad to worse, and I can't believe he hasn't resigned (There is no way to force him out of office unless he is arrested, charged and convicted.) Anyway, just wanted to note that we have heard all his rants uncensored on Canadian news sources. Usually it's just what you would expect to hear under the bleeps, but I still don't get the one where he said he was accused of offering to eat a councillor's cat.

    Enjoy it while it lasts. I'd predict he won't last, but so far he's passed three of my deadlines to resign.

    Canadian politics can be even more fun that American. Sometimes.
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    Sounds like Marion Barry in Chicago. But he kept on getting reelected.
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    I've been doing a lot of head shaking over politics these days. You are right...it's comedy.

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    More to be pitied than laughed at!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Sounds like Marion Barry in Chicago. But he kept on getting reelected.
    I can understand you mistaking Marion Barry being a mayor of Chicago considering some of the mayors they have had, but he was mayor of Washington DC.
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    The name of Marion Berry has come up a lot in connection with Rob Ford.
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    there was a full page devoted to Mr. Ford, mayor of Toronto, on page 7 of todays newsday in Long Island.
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    Yea a lot of the worst comes out of Chicago but Berry is DC's own embarrassment.
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    Is it inanity or insanity. I live here here and don't think its politics or funny.

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    Saturday Night Live did a pretty good spoof on him this weekend. I'd link a video here, but there are some unfriendly words on it (bleeped out, but still)
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