Doug Ford's personal pain is driving his populist predilections - 2019-04-12
For all that populist Premier Doug Ford claims to love "the people" of so-called Ford Nation, he seems to take a strange delight in guiding them to an early grave. Who are these people and why is he gunning for them?
His inspiration is either Oscar Wilde's "Each man kills the thing he loves" or the Beastie Boys' "Fight for your right to party." I never quite understood what Wilde was getting at, but there's no need for Ford Nation to request a ticket to drunken stupors. Ford insists on it. You must party, and party hard. Life is a highway and you'll be riding it all night long if Ford has anything to do with it.
Ford resembles Brett Kavanaugh at Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearing. "I like beer," said Kavanaugh. "Still like beer. I don't know if you do. Do you like beer, Senator, or not? What do you like to drink? We drank beer and still do." On and endlessly on.