Spending the better part of a day signing bobblehead dolls doesn’t seem an obvious move for a man embroiled in the most explosive political scandal in recent memory. But Rob Ford is a maverick—one who needs to distract a city gripped by a scandal involving his own boozy misadventures. Today at city hall, the mayor sold off 1,000 “Robbie Bobbies” for a United Way fundraiser that was planned pre-crack admission. Among the highlights of the circus-like day: a protestor ran through the crowd yelling, “Resign, Rob Ford, resign! This is ridiculous!”; Ford signed one of the overly chiseled bobbleheads “Rob Ford, gravy train slayer”; someone spilled a pitcher of water all over everything; and, when the dolls ran out, the mayor started signing any Ford merch on hand, including fridge magnets and business cards. The mob of hundreds who lined up to buy the $20 dolls was a fairly even mix of diehard Ford supporters and smirking Ford opponents. And, of course, opportunistic eBay sellers.
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