It's all about subways. Just ask our mayor Rob Ford.
From the National Post:
The power struggle over what transit to build in Toronto continues at City Hall, with Mayor Rob Ford telling reporters, at his weekly weigh-in: “It’s all about subways.” An excerpt of the scrum follows.
Reporter: Mr. Mayor, some people at 11 o’clock are discussing the legal standard of scrapping Transit City and they are saying you may have overstepped your boundaries. What do you say?
Mayor: I didn’t overstep my boundaries, I did what the taxpayers want. They want subways, that’s it. They don’t want streetcars. I was out in Scarborough over the weekend, people came up to me and said, they want subways. That’s it.
Reporter: Is there any wiggle room for you on this issue?
Mayor: It’s the taxpayers. The taxpayers want…I was elected on subways, they want subways, I was out on Saturday, people want subways. That’s it.
Reporter: Do you think you’ll win this vote? It doesn’t seem like you have the votes.
Mayor: It’s all subways. It’s all about subways.
Reporter: What are you going to do though if council votes against that?
Mayor: All about subways. So, it’s the taxpayers that elected me to get the subways in and that’s what we’re going to do.
Reporter: So, you think that gives you authority to, if council votes against that.
Mayor: It’s like winning an election. So if they voted me in, that means [stutters a bit] I don’t win an election? It doesn’t make sense.
That makes sense. I'm so proud of our mayor when he argues so eloquently. Really, you can't argue with his logic, which clearly proves he had the authority to cancel Transit City.
By the way, on Rob Ford's first day in office, I wrote that he did not have the authority to cancel Transit City. He's one vote out of 45. That's it.
But you can't deny his love of subways. Rob Ford loves subways.
All About Subways (Don't Make Sense) rap remix!