Toronto Mayor Ford Tops the Headlines Again
TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apparently fallen off the wagon. A new video has the Mayor admitting that his efforts to avoid alcohol appear to have failed again.
The Mayor this time however has come out quickly admitting that he was drinking.
In earlier instances, in particular the accusations that the Mayor was smoking crack cocaine, Fort first denied the accusations, and then later under severe attack finally blamed the media for not having asked him the exactly right worded question.
The issue of addiction, and the Mayor’s problems have made it to the top of the comedy charts for last night television comedians.
The truth however is that addiction really is not that funny, it is more of a tragedy. In Mayor Ford’s case it is not only a personal and family matter that Rob Ford, the man not Mayor Rob Ford the politician needs to deal with.
Dealing with Addiction
The Mayor could take real responsibility for this problem and seek professional help in a big way.
As a politician, Ford might find that being a shining example that addiction is a real problem and it can’t be ignored could be the message.
There would be many who would likely forgive the Mayor if he were to step aside and actually deal with his personal issues, and then return to his public responsibilities.
Toronto will have its civic election in October, and the public will make their decision.
It would be easy to attack Rob Ford over his issues, but perhaps what is really needed is for the Ford family and his brother Doug to step up and take charge. Rob Ford obviously can’t do it all alone.