Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Nobody Escapes the Ford Nation. Not Even Me and I'm Out On an Island in the Pacific
I'm not sure you would want to see any of these guys roll up your driveway on a dark night. They're the Ford boys. Dad, Doug Sr., is gone. Youngest son and former TO mayor, Rob, is gone. It's now just Randy (left) and Doug Jr. (right).
Rob was a comedy magnet for late night talk show hosts and his antics were regularly celebrated in newspapers around the world.
Randy, well he's Randy. He doesn't venture into the spotlight much but there are reasons for that. Which leaves the man of the hour, Doug Jr., leader of the Ontario PCs and currently in a neck and neck battle with the NDP's Horwath to become the province's next premier.
If I've learned anything about the Ford boys it's that there is usually more and less than meets the eye whenever you take a close look at them. Dougie's pitch to voters is that he's a reliable, successful businessman. Maybe but that must've been in an earlier life. According to a Globe and Mail article from 2014 suggests Doug Jr. may not be the titan of business he claims and may in fact have been a setback for the once profitable company the boys inherited from their father, Deco Labels and Tags.
Well, with the provincial election just two days away, Ontario, our thoughts and prayers are with you.