Bob, I always apply a filter based on whose columns I am reading, or whose commentary I am listening to. That Mr. Kinsella has made a living providing advice to elected officials, many of who display the characteristics at the front end of Ms. Rempel’s remarks doesn’t mean that there is no merit to her remarks.
We have moved away from basic principles. The country was built on the concept of “responsible government”. To me this means having a representative who is non-partisan and represents the opinions of the majority of his or her constituents. As such, I want my representative to listen to what I have to say over a 4-year span and not just smile nod his head when he knocks on my door prior to an election. Dignity is also critical. While he may have been a very smart guy, Rob Ford made a mockery of politicians.