Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rob Ford’s enemies list

(posted Feb. 23/14)
Much about the saga of Toronto Mayor (in name, at least) Rob Ford intrigues me, but his latest salvo is particularly appropriate. He has created an enemies list: a list of 17 city councillors whom he wants his supporters to defeat in the fall election. The most famous enemies list was that of U.S. president Richard Nixon, who compiled the names of all the media, political and other types against whom he bore an unending grudge. Like Mr. Ford, Nixon was undone by video technology and lost all his powers halfway through his term. Role models R Us.