"Mayor Ford, I have an award for you!" I shouted as Rob Ford stood in
his glass-walled office at Toronto City Hall Friday morning. "Would
you like to come get your Golden Duke?"
My first attempt to present Ford with TPM's Golden Duke award for the
best scandal of 2013 had come a few minutes earlier as he disembarked an
elevator and entered his office ahead of a council meeting. A team of
burly bodyguards and lines of velvet ropes kept a crowd of reporters
who shouted questions away from the mayor.
"Mayor Ford, I have an award for you," I had called out as he and his
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entourage walked past, adding, "It's for your scandal."