Another Politician Faces Political Ruin Over Indiscretions by Markus Noé
Cornwall Ontario – Last week Toronto Councilor Adam Giambrone was approached for an interview by the Cornwall Free News. His office did respond and asked for the questions to be emailed to him as it was difficult to coordinate a telephone interview. Days went by and no response came from Giambrone. Then the news broke about his indiscretions this past year and it became clear why the councilor has not found time to respond.
Unfortunately we live in a society that cares more about what a politician does in his bedroom, or in some cases bathroom stalls, than what they do in office. The last two presidents before Barack Obama should have changed the way people judged deviant politicians. First there was Bill Clinton, possibly the best American president since Kennedy whose indiscretions garnered international attention. Then there was George Bush Jr., this was the man who started a war in which thousands of American soldiers have perished in while looking for WMD’s that didn’t exist. Maybe Bush would have been able to make better decisions if he was getting some in the oral office too?
The story on Giambrone was going to be about how the youth of today are completely disengaged in today’s political issues. One theory for this is the that youth of today are overshadowed by the mass number of baby boomers, and that there are not many young politicians in which young people can identify with. Giambrone was going to be the perfect example of a youthful politician who has been able to break the mold and become someone of importance and someone that the youth of today could be inspired by.
We live in a society that enjoys making examples of public figures who get caught with their pants down, and as a result, Giambrone was forced to withdrawal today from the Toronto mayoral race. This call for him to resign has come without any thought of his exceptional record as a city councilor or as the chair of the Toronto Transit Commission. Hopefully this will just be a minor bump in the road for Giambrone and won’t result in the end of his career.
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