Quote of the day – Councillor Adam Vaughan on chopping down a tree

- October 26th, 2012

“If I kept walking out of my house everyday and walking straight into a tree, my reaction wouldn’t be to chop the tree down. It might be to take my wife’s advice and stay on the footpath. If he can stay on the path, he’ll avoid the tree, there is no need to chop the tree down. He on the other hand grabs an axe.”

- Councillor Adam Vaughan on Mayor Rob Ford wanting to merge three of the city’s accountability officers (the Ombudsman, the Integrity Commissioner and the Lobbyist Registrar).

Categories: Politics

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4 comments

  1. Brian Connolly says:

    I couldn’t have said it any better! I wonder if Doug Ford runs his business as stupidly as he does his ward?

  2. simpleman says:

    adam, it you walk out of your house everyday and walk straight into a tree, may i suggest;
    1- it’s time to see your optometrist,
    2- that tree may be a star reporter only “disguised” as a tree,
    3- you need to turn to the “right” every now and then,
    4- hiring a city employee to direct you away from the tree,
    5- a “subway” under the tree,
    6- get gordy perks to yell at the tree (watch the nuts!),
    7- stay home (your act is getting rather dull and repetitious)
    just kidding, adam!- have a great day, don’t sweat the tree, it knows a grand load of fertilizer when it sees one.

  3. tednoddin says:

    THIS THIS is what runs as a politician in Toronto? You people are truly fs^%9d up

  4. Anna Osterberg says:

    Although this quote regards a specific political situation, I think that, out of context, it actually holds a message applicable to everyone. Going through life and blaming every obstacle that comes in your way doesn’t change the fact that it is in your way, we can only change ourselves. We have power over our own choices and actions, and we always have a choice. Sometimes it may be easier to blame the obstacle, but most of the time nothing is accomplished in that, and it is what we choose to do about the obstacle that defines its change.

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