|That's not sweat he's bathed in; that's glory.|
As I read more and more expressions of anger, frustration, and grief, however, I was truly moved to compassion. Though I may be a misshapen clod with a crippling fear of paper clips, I am not heartless. I tried cheering up Toronto by pointing out the fact that Rob Ford's so-called reign of terror will follow the usual template of political activity:
- Will keep less than half of his promises
- Blame the previous administration for screwing things up so badly that they can't be fixed in four years and will consequently need another term
- Begin to putter with complacency
- ...and then culminate in a flurry of last minute changes to create the illusion he's been productive.
Politicians are parasitic to the process.
Leave sitting around on the Internet like an idiot to professionals like me and go do something awesome!