An online petition, aimed to make Toronto Mayor Rob Ford an honorary citizen of which country? MSN weekly news quiz http://t.co/earE8IRDwJ
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) January 19, 2014
For those who don’t know Rob Ford is the Mayor of Toronto. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and (apparently the sixth largest city in North America). Some of you may know, that he has been having his problems with Toronto City Council. But, he has become an International Celebrity (giving him a priceless amount of free advertising in his bid for re-election). He is clearly a media sensation. He has been the subject of numerous articles including this interesting contribution by Conrad Black.
Whether he is loved or hated in Canada, Mayor Ford is loved in the U.S. In fact he is so loved that according to MSN Canadian News Quiz :
An online petition if acted upon by the U.S. Government would make Rob Ford an Honary Citizen of – you guessed it – The United States of America.
If I were Rob Ford, right now I might be thinking:
Well, there’s good news and bad news!
The good news is that I am so loved in the United States that they want to make me a citizen!
The bad news is that the U.S. government might deem me to be a United States citizen!
I thought it might be interesting for Brockers to comment on what it might mean for Mayor Ford to be a U.S. citizen living in Canada.
Let’s help the Mayor. He has helped many residents of Toronto.
Whether you support the Mayor or not, surely he deserves to know exactly how it might affect his life to be a U.S. citizen living outside the United States.
Please put aside your political differences, and offer Mayor Ford some advice …
(Oh, by the way, for the purposes of your comments, let’s make the reasonable assumption that Mayor Ford has a net worth that exceeds two million U.S. dollars.)