Note: for those late to the party ... the Smitherman has taken down the offensive post card. See update.
I don't want readers to keep coming back only to read what's going on with the word 'r&tard' coming out of candidate Ford's mouth and ending up in candidate's Smitherman's material. So I will update as I can. I did hear from the Smitherman people who assure me they do not endorse the word they are just educating people about Ford's character. They cannot and do not seem to be able to understand the concern about perpetuating the use of the word ... oh well.
So, I have another idea, go to the Ford on Ford site, click to send one of the post cards, click again on the offensive post card, which is called 'signs' and send it back to Smitherman at firstname.lastname@example.org with the message: Please remove this from the website. As I see it the website encourages people to send the email, why not send it back to him. Almost done now go back and send one to Rob Ford at email@example.com and ask him to apologize and .'take the pledge' not to use the word again. This takes less than 3 minutes to do! (You know how I know!) Let's get the message across in a different way as letters have not seemed to work. Just note here in the comment section that you've done it please.
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