Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Mayor Gregor Robertson swears after meeting - city in shock!
Fffff....ing shocker! Mayor Gregor Robertson swears after meeting!
Time for everyone to break into a rousing chorus of "It's a small town after all" - Vancouver's mayor uses the F-word - and it was caught on tape!
Here's another stunner - I've personally heard him use it - more than once! Really!
Presumably it's a slow news day in the city where a former mayor - Sam Sullivan - said: "I like the fact that people underestimate me. You know, they pat me on the head and then I rip their throat out."
That would be the same Non-Partisan Association mayor who as a city councilor helped a drug addict buy crack and consume it in his van. Now that`s news!
It's hardly surprising that Robertson and councilors Tim Stevenson and Heather Deal would make negative comments in private about some speakers at a public meeting who oppose their position - every politician of every political party hates to be criticized and blows off steam afterwards.
That the mayor and councilors didn't realize an audio tape was still running after the city council television cameras were off - and that it was discovered and publicized by the West End Neighbours group - is what's new.
And it is regrettable that Robertson, Stevenson and Deal made the comments - they have rightly apologized.
But to make this into a cause celebre and predict the demise of the "potty mouthed mayor" is classic NPA-City Caucus.com over the top spin.
An outraged Mike Klassen even wrote: "Vision Vancouver have the earmarks of a one-term administration" based primarily on this story!
Sorry Mike and fellow travellers but one F-bomb does not an election make.