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February 11, 2010

Toronto Councillor Adam Giambrone lies


People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks.    
Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.The oldest rule in journalism if you want to find the crooks first follow the money trail, next check their adulterous life, and next see if they are drunks too..
Now the Toronto mayor candidate, Councilor Adam Giambronehad ended his 11-day-old mayoral campaign Wednesday  but not before first lying, misleading the Public and the news media and so how can we all still trust him now also with any public office.
 No such thing as a little bit pregnant..
Does he lie on his expense account now  too?  
Answer: Yes he does.. Giambrone expensed cab ride for date   TTC chair Adam Giambrone took a cab to meet his lover-to-be last year, on the same date and time as a cab fare expensed to the city.On Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, Giambrone had a first date with university student Kristen Lucas, then 19, at the Drake Hotel, on Queen W., three blocks east of Dufferin. They met at the bar around 6:30 p.m., according to Lucas.In expenses released Wednesday, Giambrone includes a $10 fare for “Ward visits” from Ossington and Bloor to Queen and Dufferin on that same Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Lucas revealed her relationship with Giambrone — including sex on his City Hall office couch — to the Toronto Star in February. Public furor over his subsequent denials led to his decision to drop out of the mayoral race. He later admitted to relationships with multiple women and apologized to Sarah McQuarrie, whom he described as his longtime live-in girlfriend.  Giambrone, 32, remains chair of the $500-million-a-year Toronto Transit Commission. His admission that he might have expensed a cab ride to date with Lucas is certain to rekindle calls for his resignation from the chairmanship of the transit service, which has suffered a spate of bad publicity and complaints as it undergoes a significant expansion and renewal of equipment.–giambrone-expensed-cab-ride-for-date 
and is he just as stupid now elsewhere too? It sure seems so now too..

Councillor Adam Giambrone ended amid a sex scandal that saw a university student tell the Toronto Star that she had an affair with the 32-year-old Giambrone that started in late 2008 when she was 19. Kristen Lucas told the Star’s Linda Diebel that she and Giambrone had late-night sex on his City Hall couch. She showed text messages in which he portrayed his live-in relationship with Sarah McQuarrie as window dressing for his political career and that the TTC chair told her about a fare hike long before it was public knowledge. Giambrone at first told the Star his relationship with Lucas was improper but not sexual, but admitted a day later that was a lie and he has had multiple affairs in the past year. At a   news conference  Giambrone apologized profusely to McQuarrie, his supporters and the public.

Giambrone was an idiot for having flings while being in politics and he was an even bigger idiot for thinking he could run for Mayor of Toronto and not have the flings exposed.  If you want to play around, make sure you are single – remember Trudeau..  Look, it’s a matter of ethics and morality isn’t it? The question becomes whether the breach indicates that the breacher is unable to hold office or has lost the moral authority to do so.  People do make mistakes, we’re only human. But when it goes from having one affair coming out of a moment of weakness to having several affairs over an extended period, that goes from making a mistake to demonstrating a lack of values.   This is particularly relevent when the individual, such as Elliott Spitzer, makes such a fuss all the while about everybody else’s moral shortcomings. Then you’re a hypocrite to boot.   Giambrone’s biggest mistake was doing the horizontal mombo in his City Hall office. Being a stupid human is one thing. Being a stupid politician is another matter altogether.   Hope the hundred bucks he saved on a motel room was worth the late night thrill ride in his office.

Acknowledging “deceit in (his) private life,” Adam Giambrone did the right thing yesterday in withdrawing from Toronto’s mayoral race, just 10 days after officially entering it. But the city councillor also indicated his intention to continue chairing the Toronto Transit Commission. He should think again….  the publicity he has attracted this week is now an enormous distraction, and his initial attempts to lie his way out of the story have seriously undermined his credibility. And the TTC – now more than ever – needs a focused and credible person at the helm. “It is clear that Mr. Giambrone is not in a position to commit that degree of focus or provide the leadership that is necessary to get the job done for riders, workers or taxpayers,” said mayoral candidate George Smitherman in a statement yesterday. It is hard to argue with that assessment. Increasingly frustrated by a fare hike and by disappointing service, the public has been monitoring and criticizing TTC workers with unusual vigour. Complaints are soaring. The transit union is firing back at the public and charging that employees are being unfairly stalked. And management is struggling to cope with what it admits is a “culture of complacency and malaise.” In short, our transit system is in apparent disarray and in need of the sort of leadership Giambrone can’t likely provide in the current circumstance. Effective leadership requires sound judgment and public trust. Giambrone has lost the latter by demonstrating that he is deficient in the former, given the way he has handled the revelations about his private life. For the sake of the transit system that he wants to thrive, Giambrone should resign as TTC chair.
Chairing the nine-member Toronto Transit Commission is a major job  and the current chair, Councillor Adam Giambrone, has been weakened by scandal this week – prompting talk at city hall of his rightful  ouster and ASAP too.
It seems we have too many cheats, thieves, liars, alcoholics, adulterers for cops and for politicians still in Canada.. for basically there is no such thing as a little bit pregnant, it seens you are basically honest or merely another crook… 
 Giambrone confirms he will not seek re-election –  Toronto city councillor and former mayoral candidate Adam Giambrone has announced he will not be seeking re-election this year. Giambrone confirmed the news on his Twitter account at around 11 pm Monday.

Giambrone Won’t Run Again CityNews

 Now why is this such  a popular post? The People like to see a bad guy surprsingly getting his dues? and what did his wife do next too?

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