I have been ranting since last Thursday, both on FB and in my front room to my television. I have been too angry to really articulate my thoughts here until I saw this online today:
It was just so... apt.
The unprecedented level of hypocrisy, flagrant and pathological dishonesty, flippant disregard for lawful behaviour, and an inexplicably overinflated commitment to his own untouchable sense of entitlement... I was at a loss. I truly never thought a politician could sink lower in my estimation than he/she could by simply being a politician. Kudos. He's taken a subset of society for whom I had no previous respect or admiration (with barely a handful of exceptions), and made those who came before him kings in my eyes.
No one - and I am talking NO ONE - has ever made me feel better about the homophobic knee-jerk conservatism of my home province politicians than this guy. And no one has ever made me feel better about the men and women back home who put them in power, than the people here who support this guy. THIS is who they've asked to stand in their stead, to speak for them, to act on their behalf?
They owe me, and all other decent Toronto citizens like me, an apology.