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Rob Ford City Council

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg In rapid succession, several tweeters made the same joke -- did Rob Ford just trick Toronto City Council into giving him his dream job? He'll now have a lot fewer boring meetings to attend and lot fewer contentious decisions to make, and can instead devote his full-time attention to the one part of his job that always interested him most to begin with -- the symbolic.
'The Kids In The City Hall' and 'Parks And Recreational Drug Use' aren't the names of real shows, unfortunately. Instead
The mayor appears to believe that he is like everyone else, and that he should be held only to the base standard of universal debauchery. It is self-contempt to co-operate with him in this effort. Those who remain of his nation inhabit the gutter of politics. Elitism is a defensible and even laudable principle, and we could use more of it. In the doctrine of some Christian sects, the elect are the chosen ones. In a democratic society, they are the elected. And in a meritocracy, the elite are, in theory at least, the best. Contempt for such people has produced the seductive mythology of an ordinary person's mayor.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who just days ago admitted to drinking and driving, mocked a fellow councillor at City Hall on Monday
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford faced Toronto City Council for the first time Wednesday since his admission of crack use. Ford was
Toronto Councillor Doug Ford's microphone was cut off at a raucous city council meeting Wednesday after trying to turn the
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's appeal of his removal from office has been granted by a three-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional