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Old 11-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #76
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Regardless of anyone's feelings on the actual crack use vs anything else, the main main reason people step down at a time like this is to respect the office.

When you hold on too long, it becomes less about being mayor and more about responding to allegation after allegation.

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I don't know anything about the politics or contenders for the mayor's seat in Toronto, but I think if I were there, and this guy was doing a good job DESPITE HIS PERSONAL LIFE, I might be leery about that, especially if the next guy in line was a Mayor Moonbeam type of dipshit.

Let's face it, politics at ANY level these days is pretty much down to a lesser-of-the-two-evils type of game. If it comes down to someone who's fucked up at home but will look after my concerns and do well by them when he's at work... or some clean-living, self-righteous douche who's going to run my city/province/country into the ground... I'm generally in favour of the former.
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No I get that.

BUT

Everyone knows. So whether he's sitting across from a union official, or someone on his own staff...staff by the way that went through a pretty large amount of resignations if I remember correctly...they all know the deal.

And its legal involvement. RCMP tossing the mayors office. Possible arrests. What elese comes out? Now he's trying to get the chief of police to resign.

It ALL serves to distract us from the real issue.

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Let's face it, politics at ANY level these days is pretty much down to a lesser-of-the-two-evils type of game. If it comes down to someone who's fucked up at home but will look after my concerns and do well by them when he's at work... or some clean-living, self-righteous douche who's going to run my city/province/country into the ground... I'm generally in favour of the former.
Why can't we just have reasonable people run for office? Sure, Rob Ford may have done some things right, but he comes off as a douche as much as Gregor does. A night on the town and getting carried away is one thing, but look at everything that he has been accused of: smoking crack, grabbing a woman's ass in public, using his cellphone while driving, using city letterhead to solicit donations for a personal charity, and the list goes on. This isn't the first time he has been accused of impropriety - this allegation is just one in a list of bad things. Sure, the Toronto Star has a beef with him (he's fat, he's white, he hails from the former suburbs of Toronto, and he represents everything that the Toronto Star and its readership is not), but how much tolerance should the public allow?

No one is perfect, but a guy who has gotten to where he is should be smarter or he should spend some money and hire the best PR managers money can buy.

It's shitty that politicians should be held up to a higher standard, but that's part of the job these days. Why can't there be more Diane Watts running for office?
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Because the vast majority if people in office are there for financial gain and not to actually move the country/city forward

Look at all the MP's, I guarantee you you could find thousands of poli science students who live for that type of shit, who would take 65-80k a year and just love life being an MP. The vast majority of them however are there only for personal gain and their individual triumphs are just to get to a pension status and gather connections for life out of office. How many high ranking politicians end up with the premium private sector jobs once they leave? Gee wonder how they got there

The whole system is -fucked-

Also has I've posted and others as well, sure he smoked crack and other transgressions but my two friends who work in wealth management in TO and the vast majority of their colleagues say if it wasn't such a sideshow constantly they would for sure be voting for ford in the next election.
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I think the biggest problem for his career here is he told an out in the open blatant lie. I mean we all know politicians are generally famous for bending the truth, but he lied with a yes or no question, then admitted it. People won't forgive and forget that. Although if he came to Vancouver I'd vote for the crack smoking drunk misogynist over that know it all tree fucker moonbeam.
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Would he lose his severance if he stepped down? There's too much at stake financially for politicians and public servants in high positions to do the morally right thing.
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Stigma of crack use is worse than that appllied to people in power who use their influence to benefit their friends for short term profits at the expense of society. Got it.

Guy does his job, the voters like the job he's done. Throw him out!
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There is an underlying brilliance to Rob Ford's about-face. People tend to feel empathy for people who come clean and admit mistakes. I think this will blow over because quite frankly, there are a lot of people who see a bit of themselves in Rob Ford - closet alcoholism, rants filled with profanity, etc.
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That rant will obviously be hugely overblown but to me it just seems like he's loaded and talking about fighting a UFC fighter or a wrestler or somthing not like plans to kill Somone lol
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the media needs to lay off the poor guy

he can smoke all the crack he wants as long as does his job - and does it well

i duno much abt the guy but from what ive heard hes actually a good mayor...

society needs to stop being so butthurt over this guy.
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