More on David Price, and the Toronto Star

The Star delved a bit more into David Price’s background today. If you’re not familiar with Price, he’s Rob Ford’s former football coach turned best friend turned “director of operations.”

After I posted this, I started getting calls from Price. Given that Ford had already called me back – which didn’t go well – and given that I posted the exchange on my website – which became a news item – I was fairly certain that Ford and Price probably weren’t too happy with me.

Reading Wendy Gillis’ Star piece on Price today, I was struck by how many references there were to court proceedings, including a psychiatric analysis that concluded:

“(Price is) a person with a very strong stereotypic masculine attitudes and interests as well as possible hostile and over-emotional reactions to people he may feel are critical of him or are in positions of authority.”

Interesting. Maybe Price was going to tell me about how politics works, too.

Here’s where I come in:

Price has also taken to returning the calls Ford frequently touts that he gets from Torontonians who call the number he gives out publicly.

Lisa Kirbie, a Toronto-based political consultant, called Ford after he controversially offered on his radio show to talk to women about “how politics works.” She wanted to know why he, a man, was doling out that advice.

She got a brief call back from Ford, which she recorded and posted on her website. In the recording, Ford appears to say he would help her once her name was on the ballot; he then abruptly hangs up.

A few days later, she started getting calls from Price. The two played phone tag, Kirbie said, and they have yet to connect. She does not know why Price was calling her after Ford had returned her call.

“Apologies if it’s hard to get ahold of me, but I’m at my desk most of the day,” Price says in a voicemail Kirbie says was recorded May 2. “We are getting lots and lots of calls, with a couple of very high-profile issues these days.”

I’m guessing I’m never going to know what he was calling about. It’s probably better that way.