I have work to do, some of which is quite important. And yet, for the second day in a row, I find myself hooked by the live coverage of the Toronto Council.
Most of the stuff they are talking about has little to do with me, but the whole atmosphere — the turning of the backs of all Councilors whenever Mayor Ford speaks, the interviews that Councilors are giving in the lobby, the theatrics of the Ford brothers — is cabaret of the highest quality.
Yesterday’s session was non-governance by dysfunction, with shouting and interruptions. Today is a lot more sedate but you never know when something might just explode in your face — like Mayor Ford’s interview on City Hall steps this morning.
Hard to believe that Canada has ever seen anything like this before. No wonder I’m distracted.