From the Globe and Mail:

Mayor Rob Ford has joined ally Giorgio Mammoliti in painting council red.

Speaking on AM640 this morning, the mayor labelled five councillors at city hall as “two steps left of Joe Stalin.”

Maybe Ford doesn’t want to be seen as the dickish right-wing mayor of Toronto anymore but instead as that relative that your parent just tells you to ignore.

“Oh, that’s just Rob,” they say. “He’s so old and set in his ways. He really doesn’t know any better. He comes from another time.”