“Jeff” writes: Who were the 5 Chiarelli employees you referred to?
– It depends upon how you define the term ‘Chiarelli employee’. True, Nancy wasn’t there.
But let’s count: Jay, Jon-Paul, the dark-haired mystery woman, Alex Lewis, Lida, one of Rick’s daughters, and, of course, yourself.
What does that make, seven? That’s without counting the seven or eight other City employees, like the two bouncers and their boss, the three cops, the hapless bureaucrat and all the others who were summoned by the master career politician.
I can hear you sputtering already, “Jeff” – it’s outrageous to bring Lida and the girls into it!
I certainly wouldn’t want my daughters front and centre in an election campaign, but Rick needs something to humanize him. Let’s call a spade a spade – he has a bit of an ‘image problem’ if you know what I mean. I like him, but other people can be cruel.
All politicians post pictures of the kids and the missus at election time to show that they’re good family people, but RC carries it to sickening new heights.
For example, there were roughly 17 different photos of them in his campaign literature! Enough already!
But I’m not referring to that, “Jeff” – his daughters are key players on Team Chiarelli. They produced his nauseating campaign video (or is that another whopper, RC?), distribute his campaign literature, recruit Catholic high school kids as door-to-door fundraisers, and discuss strategy with Lida and Rick over doughnuts.
Rick is SO proud of the fact that he was elected while still a snot-nosed student, having successfully squeezed HUGE amounts out of the taxpayers so that we can have a faith-based school system in Ontario (just for Catholics, not for anyone else), rather than a public system that maintains the separation between church and state.
He’s been dining out on his Ben Franklin pay-as-you-go shtick ever since – if you’re Catholic, Italian, a developer/contractor, Rick’s your boy!
Last October he even phoned a candidate in a neighbouring ward, telling him to smarten up or he’d “call his Italians” and sink him on election day.
Rick’s grooming his daughters to carry on the family tradition. Somebody’s got to take over when he moves on to mayor or prime minister.
The girls are learning the ropes from Canada’s longest-serving professional politician: use the Family connections and developer money to build a huge campaign war chest. Tell whoppers, kiss babies, manipulate, intimidate, cut backroom deals, hire people just as devious and ruthless as you are – it’s ALL okay, girls, winning is all that counts.
Sorry to be so nasty in this post answering “Jeff’s” query, but he’s one of the scum passing on the nasty rumours about me, calling me a thief, a criminal, a litterer, a pedophile (classy, “Jeff”), and even (the lowest blow of all) a Liberal!
It’s all quite preposterous, but “Jeff” can sleaze away anonymously.
Or almost anonymously- maybe “Jeff” doesn’t realize that I have his IP address and I’m saving all of his hate-filled rants for my lawyers.