I lost whatever shred of sympathy I had for Rob Ford yesterday when he began to portray himself as the victim in this tragic train wreck of abuse, denial and ego.
Yes, Ford apologized, sort of, but he also asked us to feel sorry for him for all that he has gone through .
He has embarassed the City that he claims he loves, he denies that he lied about drug use, in spite of numerous video clips to the contrary, and he refuses to acknowledge that he has a substance abuse problem , even though he admits that he was often in a drunken stupor .
This is the kind of behavior we expect to hear about from a wild child like Justin Beiber, not from the Mayor of one of the great cities in the World.
Then, Ford had the audacity to turn his alleged mea culpa into a campaign speech, bragging about lowering taxes, instead of dealing with his obvious inability to govern.
His dwindling number of supporters complain of how his political opponents have ganged up on him and how the media has persecuted him and while nobody is wrapped in glory in this mess, it still all comes down to Rob Ford’s behavior.
If yesterday’s media circus was to show that Rob Ford is morally and physically ready to govern Toronto, it was a catastrophic failure.