And so I have some questions about how the chief and the force have performed in this investigation. These are mostly overshadowed in the public debate by my concerns about how the mayor and his brother have performed, in their jobs and otherwise. But the way in which we’ve come to know so much about the mayor may be unsettling to me.
Ed Keenan pinpoints one of the most uncomfortable dynamics underlying this whole Blair-vs.-Ford shitshow: is our disgust with the brothers so profound, and so complete, that we’re prepared to sign off on getting rid of them By Any Means Necessary? Whatever It Takes? That’s an express ride to End-Justifies-The-Meansville.