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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The inspiration for Joe Pantalone's analogy for running Toronto

In the Toronto Mayoral debate yesterday, Joe Pantalone said, "The City of Toronto is a beatufiul garden, and yes you may need to trim it, shape it and prune it, but you have to protect it as well in order to continue flowering."

Those words sounded strangely familiar. Then I remembered the movie Being There, based on Jerzy Kosinski's novel about an idiot named Chance (a.k.a. Chauncey Gardiner) who, by speaking obliquely about gardening, lucks his way into political influence and power.

And then it all made sense! Take a look:

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