It’s interesting, if wrong-headed to watch the few defenders of Mayor Rob Ford try to portray him as a martyr of the conservative cause.
They say that he’s being victimized by the poltiical left because of his political conservatism.
That argument is laughable.
Of course there’s some political piling on happening; that always happens if politicians smell blood in the water .
But Ford’s wounds are self inflicted and his biggest critics have been some of the staunchest small ‘C’ conservative voices in the land.
The Toronto Sun and National Post have justifiably lambasted Ford, Andrew Coyne wrote an especially insightful piece in the Post last week that captured the feeling of many.
The political right are upset with Ford because he has sullied the conservative brand.
Let’s face it, Ford was the poster boy for the political right.
He was embraced by Harper and Flaherty and Cherry and so many others.
But with power comes responsibility and clearly, Ford has none.
Rather than the populist politician he portrayed, Ford in an elitist who feels that rules are for everyone else, but not for him.
Ford’s downfall is not a case of right versus left, its right versus wrong.
He’s been exposed as a crack smoking, foul mouthed politician who is prone to drunken stupors and he’s finding out the hard way that Canadians tend to not want those kind of people as our political leaders.