Pretty much everyone agrees that it is a circus at Toronto City Hall and now even Mayor Rob Ford is nodding in agreement. And nodding, and nodding and nodding.
A limited edition run of Mayor Rob Ford bobbleheads went on sale at City Hall on Tuesday and drew a long snaking line of supporters and ironic toy collectors alike.
The bobbleheads, which some suggest look more like Coun. Doug Ford, sell for $20, with the proceeds going to the United Way.
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) November 11, 2013
Yes, the sale of these chotchkies comes during a tough time for the city's mayor. Fresh of admitting to smoking crack cocaine and apologizing for lying to the public, Ford could face more bad news this week.
A judge is considering whether to allow some access to a video reportedly showing Ford smoking from a crack pipe. And on Wednesday, council will consider a motion from former ally Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong that would request Ford takes a leave of absence.
Still, it's not all bad for Ford. There is this CNN report that details the "embattled mayor's" ongoing base of support.
The piece by CNN correspondent Bill Weir actually offers some interesting insight into how the Ford scandal is perceived in the U.S. While comedians such as Jon Stewart have grown comfortable skewering the latest headlines from Toronto, this five-minute report actually tries to dig into how Toronto got to where it is now.
While the report isn't perfect, it is worth setting your personal biases and convictions aside for a moment and taking a sober second look at the whole affair.
Take some time to check it out. The bobbleheads are probably all sold out by now, anyway.