posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 09:11 AM
I support Rob Ford as a matter of principle, because I am the sort who doesn't care what people do in their private time at all.
So he gets blind drunk once in a while. So what? I get tipsy now and then myself.
So he smokes marijuana. Big deal. While not a smoker myself I have grown up and lived with potheads all my life and never had a serious problem with -
or caused by - it.
So he hit a crack pipe a few times? His body, his choice the way I see it.
Whatever he does in his private life, off the government clock, should be of no consequence to anyone in my opinion. However, the day he sits behind
his desk and attempts to do his mayoral duties while drunk, stoned, or wasted is the day I get in line to call for his resignation. But he hasn't
done that (yet).
While I do agree that he does have an addiction problem and needs to seek professional help, the city of Toronto itself seems to be running smoothly
with him at the helm. Ford's party-animal lifestyle was no secret during his ten years as a Councillor; the voters of Toronto should have been well
aware of who they were voting into office as mayor in 2010.
I feel for him and I'm on his side. For now.