Where has “honor in public service” gone?

I started my working career as an aide to politicians. I was proud to be involved in politics and government because I believed that I could make a positive difference.

It’s been a week like few others north of the border in Canada. Thanks to Rob Ford, we’ve garnered an unwelcome share of both national and international media attention. And that’s produced some remarkable moments. And all of them have been passed along through social media.

1. Vulgar Rob Ford

The raw video. Really raw video. You won’t believe the language he uses.

2. CBC’s National coverage of the day

Leading the nightly newscast.

3. CTV’s national news overview of the bizarre day

Canada’s other national news network, CTV, does not provide code to embed its videos, but here is the link to their coverage.


What Happened to honor in public service?

As I watch the events in these videos unfold, I’m left with one question: What happened to honor in public life?