Musings —10.05.2017 11:54 AM—
That said, Doug Ford – Who I don’t dislike! We’ve had a few laughs together! – does himself no favours in this radio interview. In it, he says of the councillors who voted no:
- “They hit a new low…[they’re] really disgusting.”
- “They’re disgusting people down there.”
- “Rob has done a thousand times more than those councillors.”
- “He was ten thousand times more popular.”
Look, the guy loves his brother. That is is understandable and defensible. (I kind of have strong feelings for mine, too, although I’d never say so publicly.)
But I don’t know how this helps make the case that Doug can get along with, and work with, councillors he’s just called “disgusting,” “low,” and “unpopular.”
In politics, I always like to advise: be critical if you have to, make your case.
But don’t overstate your case.