I found myself asking, Is that how this ends? Really? Like the little boy whose mom had to tie a porkchop around his neck just to get the dog to play with him, has Shifty's brand become so degraded that appearing with the Fords is a campaign boost? Or is this how Steve returns to some primordial ooze, an acknowledgement that, for him, there'll be no more riding roughshod over the country?
Jesus, Steve, you even made NatPo's Chris Selley cringe at this blatant display of desperation and debasement.
And then, there was Saturday night — a brand new low for a conservative party that has abandoned so very many of its conservative principles. Drugs or no drugs, the Fords’ politics is a flailing, nihilist mashup of spite, fantasy and delusion masquerading as “Respect for Taxpayers.” The Tories wear that now. If they lose on Monday, they will have utterly debased themselves doing so. And if they don’t lose — if embracing the Fords motivates the GTA voters they so desperately need, or if they conclude that it did — then one can only wonder what further debasements might await them, and us, down the line. They’ve come a long way, baby.
Hell, I think Guy Ritchie might have enough here for a movie.