Interpretations of the Ford Administration

by Andrew Stuttaford

Writing in Canada’s Financial Post, James Delingpole sets the bar fairly low:

Sure, crack-smoking drunken mayor isn’t ideal.

But then asks ”who would you rather have governing the minutiae of your existence:”

a) A crack-smoking hell raiser who kept taxes down, made public services more efficient and otherwise kept his grubby fingers out of your business?

b) A squeaky clean do-gooder who, confident in his own moral probity, felt justified in trying to micromanage every last detail of your affairs with more taxes, regulations and codes.

I don’t claim to know all the details of the Ford case (or, of course, of what has yet to emerge), but put that way…