In an online exchange with Sun News’ Ezra Levant, the mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi showed a serious lack of judgement and class by throwing out the political ‘no-winner’ adage “When did you stop beating your wife?” as shown here:
Besides being potentially libelous as it was sent out across the internet without any context (retweeted immediately many times by Nenshi’s supporters) this is hardly something to ‘joke’ about.
I have personally been smeared during a political campaign with a whispered rumour about beating my wife that was orchestrated by my opponents and which I found out about through friends. Even years later it still gets brought up in conversation as especially in the age of the internet, these vile tactics stick around.
I often wonder if my ex-wife still gets asked as well?