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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

James Delingpole: Why Rob Ford is better than most low-life politicians

...it’s in this context that I find myself weirdly unbothered by the Rob Ford affair. Sure, crack-smoking drunken mayor isn’t ideal. But I’m honestly much more interested in what a politician gets up to in his public life than in his messy private life.

To put it another way, 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.

For me, it’s a no brainer...

Read it all at The Financial Post 

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