If I Were Ford, I Wouldn't Go to Gay Pride Either

Toronto's mayor has announced he won't be attending this year's Gay Pride parade, but imagine what a few hours at the event might look like from his point of view. It would be hard to fabricate a more fertile ground for humiliation than a crowd of dancing, naked and half-naked critics with the mayor mounted on an open vehicle leading the way. I think it's fear disguised as "Screw you!" that underlies his tenaciousness.

Who Wants Ford at Pride Anyway?

For a second year in a row, Ford is not attending Toronto Pride. So what? If he did, it certainly would not make up for his quips about the HIV community. It would definitely not encourage anti-Fordists to change their minds for the next election. It would merely be a sign of Ford buckling under pressure by other council members, the press and the public. Does this sound like a worthwhile endeavour?