Editorial 2 — March 24, 2014

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Alison Redford showed us that politicians who do wrong can do the right thing.

It’s a shame that she didn’t use that $45,000 flight to head to Toronto for a heart-to-heart conversation with Rob Ford.

With yet another video surfacing this week that shows the Toronto mayor in a bad light, you have to wonder if it will ever end.

Ford has declared that he will seek re-election in a city that’s increasingly seeing him as a sideshow act that brings the GTA into a bad light.

You’ll still see the odd comment on websites by a Ford supporter who alleges that the entire Ford meltdown is a vast media conspiracy to take down a great politician.

There’s nothing like the willful blindness of a true believer.

Dozens of challengers are lining up to take Ford on, although very few should be considered serious.  There is always the possibility that they could cancel each other out and the most notorious politician in Canada could come up the middle for the win.

But it seems unlikely.

Rob Ford has become what most politicians can’t ever afford to be: A punch line.

You have to hope that Toronto citizens have seen enough of Ford’s theatrics and will do the right thing at the ballot box next time.

The new videos used to be amusing as they came out; now they’re just sad.

 

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Organizations: Prince Albert, Daily Herald

Geographic location: Toronto, Canada

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