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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Rob Ford, Our Elected Mayor

Rob Ford, our Toronto mayor seems to have a problem with alcohol and other substances. He appears to be man of poor judgement but what does it say about us, the people of this city, that we elected him mayor? Even before he was elected, the few times I heard him speak on the media, he came across as a belligerent fool.

But now the deed is done and our elected mayor refuses to step down and ride off into the sunset because he "likes his job too much". I would love to have the opportunity to explain to him that there are a lot of things in life I like too much as well but I understand that I can't always have them. It is actually better for me to not always get what I want. It is a concept I often find myself explaining to the kindergarten children at work. Some of them understand, others don't. I have a suspicion that Mr. Ford is probably one of those who will never get it.

On the other hand, I also think that it is time the media and all of us stopped hounding him. It is not constructive. Hopefully, the man has enough sense to get help but one thing is for sure that reporters pounding him is not helpful. Time to leave him alone to get on with his life and hopefully, his work and time for all of us, to get on with ours.

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