How would uttering a falsehood clarify anything?
While his behaviour as a councillor did not escape notice & included pubic intoxication, threats & abusive behaviour, COI incidents on the council floor & elsewhere, domestic strife sufficient to draw police attention and general buffoonery many more people took note during his initial run for Mayor.
My favourite in that time period was the occasion where the candidate Ford denied at a public press conference having ever been charged with drug possession, a question posed by a SUN News reporter.
As -nothing goes without saying- I’ll tell you that the reporter was already in possession of the arrest report & knew he had been charged with drug possession & DUI & that the possession charge was plea-bargained away to secure an easy conviction on the DUI.
He has raised taxes more than his predecessors & how did he get into coaching? As conditions of his probation resultant of the DUI conviction in Florida.
Good trick, deciding to make a fantasy into community service in order to assist in achieving a deferred adjudication to have the conviction expunged, except that the record will always be there. He needed to make it go away, that was the year he first ran for office.
All populists are popular among so-called common people, few have turned out to be any more than crooks though most simply don’t have the penchant for open criminality that Ford has or were simply better at hiding it. Populists are liars practically by definition.
Stand in for who? Harper will no longer have anything to do with him & Flaherty is dead. Ford has as his campaign team his criminal brothers, disgraced athlete Ben Johnson & a group of people who requested to be anonymous. Those who helped him before all abandoned him with good reasons, even the other crooked ones left, except his brothers.
But you go ahead & stick with him. I’m sure that’s at least some sort of distinction, right?
Hell of an epitaph, “Here lies the dumbest rat on the ship”