Pan Am Games mascot search highlights Ford’s “respect for taxpayers”

Posted on April 20th, 2013 3 great comments. Room for one more!

Remember all the screaming Rob Ford did about respecting taxpayers, demanding open and transparent government?

Yeah, the same “respect for taxpayers” that has Rob Ford continuously covering up his budgets, his meetings, his schedule, and basically anything else having to do with his job. Well, you gotta give it to the man, he’s consistent in his bullshit.

Take yesterday, for example, in a photo op with Pan Am Games organizers. That event was marked by an abject refusal of the Pan Am people to say how much they’re going to spend on a mascot; one of those shining examples of potentially massive waste and secrecy that Ford vowed to fight tirelessly against.

So how is Rob Ford fighting this “gravy”? He shook hands with the organizers for the cameras and walked away without uttering a word or showing a shred of concern.

Let’s be fair here: maybe Rob’s control over the situation is very limited. Maybe the Pan Am Games group is separate from City Hall administration and mostly out of Ford’s hands. That would certainly help to explain Rob’s impotence, but it proves directly how two-faced the mayor is about his outrage for  secret deals and unaccountable government. The guy couldn’t even be bothered to raise an eyebrow.

I’m thinking that a book of such events would now have enough material to fill more than a few pages; something with a title along the lines of, “Heritage of Hypocrisy and Lies: The Ford Years”

How much do you think the Pan Am Games 2015 mascot will end up costing taxpayers?

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3 Comments on “ Pan Am Games mascot search highlights Ford’s “respect for taxpayers” ”

  • Daniel J. Christie
    April 20th, 2013 5:48 pm

    so you condone mcguilties $763-trillion waste of hard working taxpayers money on personal grooming expenses for his cat but you ATTACK the best mayor toronto has evr had just because he masterbates. your okay with slither man and twenty bazillion dollars down the brain on health-e but not when THE BEST MAYER TOrOnTO EVER HAD gets a mastectomy! lefties r all nuts!

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  • Patrick
    April 21st, 2013 10:53 pm

    Wow, Daniel, that was some serious commentage! Reminds me of some of the headier discourse I encounter in the comments section of a local tabloid-style newspaper. In fact, I think you’d probably qualify for a staff writing position there. :)

    Unfortunately, I have nothing to retort with — when you’re right, you’re right!

  • Daniel J. Christie
    April 22nd, 2013 8:22 am

    I’m considering developing a software program: ‘Write Like A Demagogue!” It’ll be a sort of Grand Template Of Stupidity, Lies, Deflections and Agar-isms.” There are so many two-bit demagogues out there I figure in two or three years I’ll be able to cash in and sell the program for about $5-billion. What you saw was a mere sample. Are you in?

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