Rob Ford’s brother: “We make Chicago politics look like a tea party”

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Spouting off a metaphor that was both an affront and yet also accurate, Toronto Councillor Doug Ford, brother of embattled Toronto Mayor and tackler Rob Ford, told CNN’s Bill Weir, “We make Chicago politics look like a tea party.” No, really.

I’ll tell you one thing, I’ll work day in and day out to knock these councilors off, Doug says with an excited look. I’m gonna target their areas, I’m gonna work day in and day out to knock them off. Oh yeah, and I’m gonna bring Ford Nation live all across the city. We make Chicago politics look like a tea party, he finishes. We do. It’s vicious.

In a sense, he’s right. As crazy as Chicago politics is, there’s nothing that’s happened here, at least in recent memory, that compares to the hijinks – to put it mildly – that have gone on north of the border. After all, despite admitting that, yep, that’s him smoking crack on that widely buzzed about video and that he likes to drink and God knows what else, Ford’s still got aspirations for Prime Minister.

In another sense, he’s right in that Chicago politics is like a tea party as long as you mean something akin to the (in)famous tea party in Alice in Wonderland.

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