Sometimes, people ask me why I go after Rob Ford as often as I do. Look, in another life, Rob Ford would probably be a tolerable idiot rather than a lightning rod of dick jokes, but simply put, he makes my job here way too easy. Like, if a fish jumped in some beer batter and threw itself into a vat of hot grease and with its dying words screeched, “I GO GREAT WITH SOME FRESH LEMON AND TARTAR SAUCE! TAAAAARRRRRTAAAAAAARRRRRR SAUUUUUUUUUUUUCE!!!” you’d be hard pressed not to take a bite.
Rob Ford is that delicious metaphorical fish.
Don’t believe me? Look at this photo:
That’s Rob Ford with a neo-Nazi. A neo-Nazi in full uniform. This isn’t a funny little flub or just an over-estimation of his own esteem; this is our mayor posing with a neo-Nazi. Here’s the excuse:
The picture was posted under a Facebook profile with Latvis’ name with the caption, “Me meeting with Toronto’s Mayor, Rob Ford to get an endorsement for the Latvian Homeguard — at Toronto City Hall.” George Christopoulos, Ford’s press secretary, says the mayor met up to 750 people during the New Year’s Levee, some of whom posed for photographs and in no way endorsed anything. “At no time was the Mayor aware of allegations that this individual had made racist, hateful or otherwise offensive comments, nor were any such comments made during his meeting with the Mayor. Mayor Ford is a strong supporter of Toronto’s Jewish community and strongly deplores anti-Semitism in any form,” he said in a statement. (From the National Post)
Democracy in action, folks. We’re stuck with him.