It is amazing how Patrick Brown always seems to find the fork in the road of least resistance. For someone who has never held a real job, it seems he can always weasel his way out of one mess and get into another. His only problem seems to be, whenever he gets where he is going, he does nothing.
It was seven years ago, that Brown went from being the apparent do-nothing member of parliament for Barrie to leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party. There are various versions of what went wrong there. Needless to say, he was soon applying for the regional chair position in Peel Region. When Doug Ford arbitrarily cancelled that position, Patrick took the fork in the road to the mayor’s role in Brampton. It took some promises but with the aid of the South Asia diaspora in Brampton, the MP, come party leader, became mayor of Brampton.
I have been meaning to stop by some of Brampton’s parks to see how the big change is coming. Patrick promised members of the South Asia diaspora in Brampton that he would turn some of Brampton’s lovely parks into cricket pitches. South Asians dearly love their cricket games.
If there is one thing that Patrick knows, it is politics. He made quite a show of announcing that he was quitting the conservative leadership race (since he was already kicked out). That was a carefully chosen crowd that he had assembled—probably from lists of people who wanted something from the city. They all seemed pleased that he was running for mayor again.
And he even brought along his kids because they are at the cute stage. After all, who would want a picture of Patrick.
If there is any progressive running who thinks he or she can beat Brown, I would be pleased to come down to Brampton for a day and discuss how he can be beaten. Mind you, the gas is on you. Just once, I would like to see Patrick have to get a real job.
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