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Rob Ford's Newest Video Rant Is (Apparently) None Of Your Business
Amazing, by now, that Rob Ford would still think his personal time is his time, or that you have no reason to know about it. Most mayors are afforded only the slightest bit of privacy there. Ford isn't, at least not anymore. And that's his own doing.
But maybe it's the complacency thing. If you live in Toronto and you'll be voting this year, you either love the guy or hate him. And that's not going to change between now and the election. Ford either has this thing wrapped up or he's going down with a thud.
So who cares if he's caught on camera, apparently drunk and most certainly rambling through a chorus of faux Jamaican-English and curse words? On a Monday?
Who's it going to hurt, at this point?
"I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life and (with) my personal friends, that's up to me. This really has nothing to do with, has nothing to do with you guys," Ford told reporters on Tuesday, the day after he was filmed in some sort of tirade at a Toronto-area fast food restaurant. "It's my own time. It's my own time."
Honestly, sir, can you ever believe any time is your own time anymore?
"If I speak that way, that's how I speak with some of my friends. Okay?"
I saw this all pop on Facebook first, today, and I didn't really care. Frankly, a video of Ford drunk and in public is nothing now. Perhaps you've heard of his other starring roles. It's like watching All Quiet on the Western Front right after you've seen Saving Private Ryan. What was shocking and dramatic in 1930 just can't hold its own next to modern Spielberg.
But then, thinking about it again, well of course it's a story. Just last week, Ford told Toronto reporters he no longer drinks. "Angrily," says Star reporter Robyn Doolittle. Well, that is Ford's way, of course. He's always upset with you, barking and pointing the finger as if it's not your business, as if you're in the wrong because you asked the question.
And actually, he has succeeded in that.