Did you know that there was a time in Canadian politics when the established news media did not report on the peccadillos of politicians? We should go back to those days. Or is the lady in question complaining? What right has the Toronto Star to dig at information about who is sleeping with whom, if neither party wants to be known?
Does the Toronto Star have some salacious interest in what’s going on in the bedrooms of the nation? I would suggest that the Toronto Star should take the advice of John Tory’s wife, who told them that it was a personal matter. She should have told the reporter to ‘get stuffed.’
And John Tory should not have resigned. Like it or not, the Toronto Star is not in charge of morals in the city. Nor is a sleaze such as our over-inflated premier. This was the guy who was looking for a travelling bedroom to take him around the province when he first got elected. Did you really think he was in need of a good night’s sleep?
Our media should pay attention to the French approach. Both the wife and mistress and probably some of the dalliances of François Mitterrand attended his state funeral after serving the longest as president of the republic.
And closer to home, you do know that Franklin Roosevelt’s favourite bedroom companion was his secretary for those years in the White House? And then there were the Kennedy’s of oh-so proper Boston fame. They learned from the parent who bought a movie studio so that he could sleep with its star.
And the atmosphere in Ottawa is no different. I usually found I was being updated more at the press club bar than anywhere else. People are human everywhere. Men are attracted to women and women are drawn to men and sometimes there are same sex liaisons. We all have our interest and our degree of interest. We react to different stimulants. Which is probably a good thing.
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