Following the verdict on Mayor Rob Ford's appeal, it seemed like everyone was keen to talk to Edward Keenan about his new book, Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto. In the Globe and Mail's Toronto section on Saturday, January 26, columnist Marcus Gee asked him a few questions about his book, Mayor Ford and getting punched in the face (for real). A few excerpts from the interview follow:
We both cover city hall. How do you find it?
It sure beats working for a living. No, but I've had a lot less fun in jobs. There is great material every day. The characters are riveting to write about. I think you said it was the best political reporting gig in the country right now, and I think I agree with you about that. But as a citizen, I find it frustrating and depressing sometimes, when the clown show takes over.
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