Finally the scandals and faux scandals in Toronto are done.
I liked Rob Ford until he lied to people. His crack use isn't actually a big deal to me except that its generally bad for your health and your career. The lies I could not excuse.
I was born in Toronto and grew up in its shadow so municipal politics over there was still interesting. Rob Ford made it a riot. That is what I really liked about him. He was the caricature of everything the left hates all rolled into one package.
Imagine this guy was a big city mayor.
Right. Rob Ford made the left's head explode in exactly the same way and it was fun to watch them roll in their hypocrisy.
I defended him when the left started picking on him, which they obviously were. He did enough all by himself to make everyone's efforts a complete waste.
In the end he dropped out for health reasons but got a seat on the council anyway. Good for him. He'll make a far better critic than a leader.
Jim PrenticeOh yeah. There was an election around here. I heard the PC's swept it. Good for them. I wasn't really paying attention. PC's are still the government regardless with no end in sight. They are fat and sassy and can start throwing their weight around like always.
Democracy in this province is sick. The PC Party and the Alberta government bureaucracy are far too cozy for a healthy relationship. It won't matter who is in charge. Corruption doesn't go away because someone says so. It's like black mold. It has to be rooted out. This is the one redeeming aspect of democracy and it is malfunctioning in Alberta.
The PCs have tightened it up after Redford but it can't stay that way forever. I like Jim Prentice and I wish him all best. We are all in it together and it helps no one when the government fails. From what I've seen so far Prentice has made some good decisions. The plate slogan reversal sticks out in my mind. That was completely offside and completely in character for the PCs.
We are still Wild Rose Country and I am still decidedly for Danielle Smith and the Wild Rose Party. We didn't pick up any seats this time. Oh well. The PC Party may rule for another 1000 years but I don't think that's a good thing for Alberta or even the PCs themselves. So the electorate in those ridings doesn't think its our time there yet. So be it. We'll prove we can best represent them and all of Alberta next time. Next time is when it matters.
Keep hacking away Danielle. There is only one way to eat an elephant and that is one bite after another.