From a respected Toronto municipal columnist:
In essence, someone has to save the mayor from himself. He cannot be rehabilitated. He doesn’t “get it” when it comes to appropriate behaviour of a public official. He is surrounded by too many people who embolden him and too few who can knock sense into his ample skull.
But there is a tipping point, a straw that will send the embarrassing bundle that’s Rob Ford tumbling into obscurity. You can bet on Rob Ford being Rob Ford — which means he won’t see it coming.
From a respected Conservative analyst, in the pages of the Sun no less:
Unlike Ford, the kids who participate in his football program cannot do the same thing in life without suffering serious consequences.
When Ford does it, he is being a poor role model for these young people, as much as he may sincerely want to help them.
If it was just a one-off situation, most people would look the other way. But as the litany of the mayor’s bad judgment calls is revealed, what lessons are these kids actually learning from him?