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15.11.06

Monday night Toronto reelected our Mayor, David Miller to a second term and I couldn't be happier about it. Miller is a man of integrity, he's got undeniable charisma (yes, that is important in a leader, don't you think?) and I share his vision for what's best for our city. Most importantly I think he really cares about what's best for our city and I think that's way more than you can say for our last mayor who was a first class Assclown. Who misses his leadership? Noooooobody!!!!

A candid shot of Mayor David Miller that I snapped at this summer's Toronto Jazz Festival

It was obvious from the outset of the non-campaign that began a couple of months ago that Miller had no real competition. Jane Pitfield was the only other candidate that got any attention and she lost in a landslide. She did get support from big business and the suburbs but Toronto succeeded in electing Miller, who is practically a Socialist despite being saddled with the 905ers. Now, please, don't call me a snob here because I'm down on the burbs. I know, we're different! We're not better! We're just different! Right, we are different and that is precisely why this whole GTA megacity thing is a mistake. We do not have the same needs. You think the 905ers don't feel like they're saddled with those of us downtown in the urbanbleedingheartbubble? I bet they do. I bet that's why they supported a candidate with no record, no political skills and crazy eyes. Seriously, the woman has CRAZY EYES. Kind of like that Runaway Bride chick or Glenn Close or...Nancy Pelosi.

It has been said that Miller was a "do nothing" Mayor in his first term and frankly, I just don't buy it. I've seen the results of his "Clean and Beautiful City" initiave downtown and in my neighbourhood. I've felt his support of the arts first hand and I've been confident in his leadership, knowing that he won't kowtow to greasy backroom dealings or embarrass us on the world stage. I look forward to seeing what he's able to achieve in the next four years with the support of everyone in this fair city. It's a good time to be a Torontonian!

4 comments :

  1. Tracey,
    Is 905 an area code?

    He is a goodlooking mayor! And integrity. What more can you ask for?

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  2. I have to tell you Trish, I adore our Mayor. And the fact that he's easy to look at? GRAVY!

    905 is an area code. I should have explained myself. In a nutshell:

    To be a 905er means that you reside in the suburbs of Toronto, while 416ers live in Toronto proper. The term the 905 or the 905 belt is also used to describe the suburban areas of the Greater Toronto Area, while Toronto proper is referred to as the 416. (In this use the term "905" does not include the more distant parts of area code 905, such as Niagara Falls).

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  3. Thanks for the explanation, Tracey. On a side note, I've had "thoughts" about the sexy Mayor of Toronto!

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  4. Muy sassy. I like that she's very eclectic in her posts...politics, music, Michael Richards commentary, photography - good stuff. Real life blogs should be like real life - all over the place. And any girl who puts a no-make-up picture on the internets is cool in my book.

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