Rob Ford and Giorgio Mammoliti used to really, really hate each other. They’re best friends now, or, to put it less kindly, a little more than a year into a marriage of political convenience. In 2002, Ford called Mammoliti a ”Gino-boy” and a “scammer,” comments that were widely reported then, and have been widely reported since, but their history goes further—and is nastier, and funnier—than just that.
I spent a lazy Saturday evening digging through newspaper archives, originally trying to trace the genesis of a mind-boggling statement Ford apparently made about suicide back in 2000, which was described in this old National Post column. I couldn’t find it, but I did find a decade’s worth of animosity between the councillors.
Take it away, boys.
Jeez louise, David. Can’t you let them forgive and forget?