Rob Ford: shrinking government through cronyism

Posted on April 5th, 2013 4 great comments. Room for one more!

Classic Ford hypocrisy — bellow about the entitlement of government employees, then secretly create a brand new, highly-paid City Hall position, ask a fellow football coach to fill it, and when asked to comment, tell the newspapers to go fuck themselves. Except the Sun, of course, because they report on what they’re told, they do it how they’re told to do it, and they don’t ask any questions (now that’s a newspaper!).

So what exactly qualifies Dave Price for the position? Go fuck yourself.

What does the position entail? Go fuck yourself.

How much will Mr. Price be making? Go fuck yourself.

How did Ford decide on Dave Price? “I don’t want to get into personnel matters”, Ford says.

In other words, I’m Rob Fucking Ford and I’m not accountable to anyone. Go fuck yourself.

4 Comments on “ Rob Ford: shrinking government through cronyism ”

  • Daniel J. Christie
    April 5th, 2013 10:00 pm

    I’m not sure “nepotism” is the right word. Price and Ford may indeed be related -or worse, members of the same Rotary Chapter. But I don’t know that to be true. Nepotism will come into play when Doug orders Rob to hire Doug’s dim daughter to jiggle up and down the City Hall ramp with a never-ending supply of Hero Burgers/with everything. (But…it could be ‘nepotism’ if you meant it as NEPOtism or Never Ending Political Opportunism-ism? Nes pas?)


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  • Patrick
    April 6th, 2013 11:12 am

    Actually, I’d heard and read the term being used for both friends and family — but I’ve updated the headline to make it more accurate. Thanks for the heads up, Daniel!


  • Daniel J. Christie
    April 6th, 2013 5:43 pm

    Dave Price is there to…. WIN ONE FOR THE GRIPPER!


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  • Daniel J. Christie
    April 6th, 2013 10:29 pm

    Richard J. Daley, mayor of Rob Ford’s favourite city, Chicago, in the ’60’s was a dab hand at cronyism too. Maybe that’s what Ford is trying to emulate. I doubt Rob Ford has ever heard of Tammany Hall or Boss Tweed so that can’t be the inspiration. Huey P. Long? Every Man A King? Nah, requires study. Maurice Duplessis? Maybe, but more suited to Doug I think. And compared to either Ford Duplessis was a textbook example of subtlety -and a good dresser too. No, I think Rob Ford is just having fun hiring playmates and fart catchers. And there’s a lot of farts to catch, that’s for sure….


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