It has been over a week since the news broke. Gawker has seen the incriminating video as has The Toronto Star. It’s on every newscast. I don’t know about you, but every time I hear the Mayor’s name I cringe a little inside.
He has enemies you see. Invisible ones that camp out outside his house and write terrible things. They report things like the fact that he was arrested in Florida on February 15, 1999 for drinking and driving. They report the fact that he has remained mayor on via via legal technicalities. they report bizarre behavior, like darting from a meeting with his constituents to place fridge magnets on their cars. Ford has a call in radio show and on it he offered unsolicited advice to women along with his home phone number. That’s right: 416-233-6934. A number of women did call and got a recording advising to call his office 416-397-FORD or leave a message. I can only imagine the messages the mayor has been hearing from his enemies.
Now his staunchest allies including the deputy Mayor and city council all want the mayor to address the issue. His chief of staff was fired for advising the mayor to ‘get help’. His own brother and city councilor, Doug Ford, won’t deny the allegations. City business is not getting done. All because the Mayor has a problem.
In fact, it seems that Rob Ford, while vigorously denying any and all allegations of any wrong doing prior to this episode, seems to enjoy the attention. His ego seems to get a thrill from the amount of news that he is generating. While he continues to shame the city that we all love so dearly, Rob Ford is actually getting off on being the person about whom the news is concerned. You see, while being Snookie or a Kardashian might be cool, it certainly is no fun for those in the way, whether is be family, friends or a city you have sworn to be the mayor of.