Here’s what I got from the show.
1. We treat too many people like celebrities. Rob Ford is mayor of the 4th largest city in North American, the largest in Canada. He is not a rock star, or movie star, or reality star, or even some D-List-remember-when. He should be held up to the standard of serving the people, as an elected official, not a celebrity out on a bender. We need to treat our politicians as public officials, not just officially public.
2. We as a society will put up with anything politicians do as long as they say they’re saving us money. Even when there’s no evidence they’re saving us money or when there’s evidence to the contrary that they’re saving us money. Apparently just saying you’re saving taxpayers money or not going to raise taxes is enough. So those politicians can take away our rights and freedoms, break the law, smoke crack, really whatever they want as long as we perceive they’re saving us money. Let me go on the record right now saying, I like money. I don’t feel I have enough money, but letting these politicians do whatever they want to us in any way they want for money has a name. Are we so obsessed with these politicians saving us money because we have no impulse control to save it ourselves?
I hope this boring and flaccid interview with Ford will help Kimmel get over his obsession with the man and show everyone, including voters he isn’t John F. Kennedy (yes, that’s who Ford thinks he is), he’s a man with a drug and alcohol problem that needs to get help.