"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, 12 September 2014

Toronto..Act 3

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "You be the judge":

Oh, my. T.O. Has another candidate for Mayor

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 12 September 2014 19:12


It's not brand spanking new. 

We shall see how the community will process this new act in the drama.

It might be a good time to turn off the drivel for a few days.

John Tory would be mistaken to imagine it strengthens his chances.

Olivia Chow has been thoughtful and careful throughout not to exploit Rob Ford's difficulties.

It's the difference between understanding and respect for how ordinary people feel about their politicians,  and no understanding or respect whatsoever.

Few people like to see a man kicked when he's down. Especially if he's their man.

John Tory hath a lean and hungry look. He seldom let's an opportunity pass.

The Ford name will still be on the ballot. The campaign organization won't miss a beat. The nuts and bolts will not change.

Throughout all the fall downs and pick-ups, and the highs and lows, Doug Ford has been stalwart and steadfast by his brother's side.

No-one can dis-respect a brother's loyalty.

No distinction has been made between the brothers' philosophy on what's best for Toronto.

So, we shall see how the voters of Toronto appreciate the new Act in the play.  How the reality of life has a way if intruding.

If it was a work of fiction would it win the Booker Prize or even a nomination?


Anonymous said...

It will not increase the circulation of the Star/

Anonymous said...

A tragic/comedy. The Star is leaking red ink. They have lost 2 reporters to the Globe, one of them involved in the original story on Mayor Ford. The other writer does sports and he has been a welcome change in the Globe sports section.

Anonymous said...

Wish they could lose some in the York Region papers. Sad reporting with all municipal papers.

Anonymous said...

We have an improvised sign on the front door:
No Politicians Please
If we don't already know you from your work in town, forget about it

Anonymous said...

If I were living in TO, I would have to vote for Olivia. But it is sad that the choice is so limited. Not a lot of wiggle room for a voter.

Anonymous said...

Why vote for a sad choice? I'm not voting for either one of our Mayoral candidates. In fact at this point in time I'm only voting for 2 council candidates.