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Duly Quoted: Mayor Rob Ford

In which the mayor tells us everything we need to know about his political MO.

“It’s just common sense, when you break it down to chairs. Some people can’t comprehend billions, but when you talk about chairs? I mean, everybody has a chair.”

—The mayor, speaking with Newstalk 1010 host Jerry Agar about how furious he (the mayor, not Agar) is over the City’s decision to spend $75,000 on 30 chairs for City Hall, offhandedly gave this unusually honest assessment of his own political strategy. One of Ford’s biggest assets as a politician is his intuitive sense for the PR gymnastics involved in things like advocating for unnecessary multi-billion-dollar subway projects while still maintaining a reputation as a penny pincher.

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