Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I'm not the issue: Joe Killoran 'Shirtless jogger' to Fords
Doug Ford came out slamming Joe Killoran — a Toronto teacher — who confronted Mayor Rob Ford on Tuesday when he spotted him at the East York Canada Day parade.
Killoran was out for a run with his shirt off when he saw the mayor and demanded answers.
Described at first as “the shirtless jogger,” Killoran quickly became a social media darling on Canada Day as Ford’s foes applauded him on Twitter for questioning the embattled mayor.
But the mayor’s brother and campaign manager was no fan of the encounter and slammed the outspoken jogger at City Hall again on Wednesday.
“I wouldn’t let him teach my dog,” said Doug Ford. “The way he was acting he needs anger management.”
Ford — who was at the parade with the mayor — claimed Killoran “thought he was the Hulk.”
“He’s a teacher? You’ve got to be kidding. I wouldn’t let my dog learn anything off this person and I question his credibility,” he said.
Killoran dismissed Ford’s comments.
“Even if Doug’s insults about me were correct, Torontonians would still want answers to my questions,” Killoran told the Toronto Sun in an e-mail Wednesday.
“The fact he thinks people who are furious with him and his brother need anger management shows he still doesn’t understand how disgraceful his brother’s mayoralty has been.
“Maybe most Torontonians need anger management since the vast majority want his brother to resign.”
He argued Ford would rather insult him “than answer people’s questions.”
“Unfortunately for him, I’m not the issue,” Killoran said. “The focus should be on the dozens of unanswered questions surrounding (Ford) and his brother.”
He gave several examples — including Ford’s refusal to co-operate with police, insulting Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, racial slurs, misogyny, homophobia, drunk driving and his association with Sandro Lisi.
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