Mammoliti x $12K = Hmm

Posted on January 11th, 2013 2 great comments. Room for one more!

Ahh, Giorgio.

Remember him?

The Councillor who once said he was willing to break laws to get what he wanted? He had a few interesting ideas, to be sure, but I think this particular one ended up being the truly visionary one, and it didn’t end up being the kind in which he assaults someone on live TV (though there were chances).

For now, it seems, Giorgio’s broken election laws to the tune of $12,000. Toss into this unfortunate bit of news the fact that he’s Ford ally (or was until recently). Ford is still in power, hanging on by his nails, and I think this is where we’re going to start seeing some genuinely interesting developments.

Consider that Mammoliti was, for about a year, part of Ford’s inner circle. He might know stuff.

And Ford will now be asked to choose sides with someone who publicly claimed he was under a great deal of “undue pressure” while working with Ford’s team.

Ford might end up relying on the “we’re both victims of legal technicalities” line, and it’d be a good one except in this case the numbers are a little higher. Four times as much — enough, and for purposes (to win an election), that I think even the most bitter “but it was just a small amount” clingers would be satisfied that the amount is not so small.

So will Ford be expected to criticize his former (current?) ally? And is he willing to say what he thinks an acceptable limit on going over the line is? (Oh, and by the way, what’s the possibility of legally moving the line instead of just telling the current one where to go?)

I mean, what would Ford say about something that ran at about the $12,000 limit? How bad of an infraction is that? And if, in theory, such an infraction was legal but looked bad, what would he think of an infraction that both looked bad but was also illegal?

Perhaps Doug et al. would like to weigh in too?

Should be interesting, I think.

By the way, Happy New Year!

2 Comments on “ Mammoliti x $12K = Hmm ”

  • Daniel J. Christie
    January 14th, 2013 12:40 pm

    This morning, Jan. 14, Jerry Agar outdid himself. I had long believed that Mr. Agar’s Defense Of The Indefensible began and ended with Rob Ford -but apparently I was wrong. This morning it was a spirited, if totally deflective, defense of Giorgio Mammolitti invoking, as if straight from the Comments in The Sun, The Sins Of McGuinty. But it didn’t stop there. Oh no, not by a long shot. Seconds later it was about those poor, disadvantaged football players and how nobody ever asked Rob Ford for their money back and thusly no crime or misdeed could possibly have happened except in the stalking minds of The Left -the same stalking minds that now have Giorgio Mammollitti in their sights. No mention, needless to say, that Mr. Mammollitti spent nearly 50% over the limit or that what he may have done, flat out, was tu buy an election. Oh no -none of that messy stuff. Giorgio and Rob are fast becoming the poster boy victims of some vast conspiracy lying in wait to pounce on their good names. Amazing.

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  • Patrick
    January 14th, 2013 5:55 pm

    Knuckle-dragging idiots one and all, Daniel.

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