CFN – I’m listening to the Ford brothers on their weekly radio show. I’m sure many more are today than some of their earlier shows after the police disclosure earlier this week.
Rob Ford has apologized. He did not state what he his apologizing for and he’s mentioned he’s getting a driver.
Some of the bits:
Mayor Ford will not resign and wants voters to decide at the next election. He asked for video to be released by Chief Blair immediately.
He’s made some bad judgement calls. It’s embarrassing for him. Doug Ford suggests that they need to “Keep our nose clean.” Are they snorting as well as using crack pipes? I never read those allegations?
Mayor Ford also asked media not to come to his home as it upsets and frightens his kids.
I will ride the storm out
The Ford brothers then switched to the budget and heckling David Suzuki. While not terribly interesting radio it really highlights a few things.
One how toothless the municipal act is; another is the real common denominator who politicians once elected can use tax dollars to perpetuate their machinations; legal or not.
Rob Ford is right. His antics are embarrassing; extremely embarrassing; not just to him and his family, but of course the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, and Canada as the “Crack Head” Mayor of Toronto jokes are rampant on Social media and media in general.
And even if the video shows the mayor sucking deep on a pipe it’s not a conviction that a Super lawyer can’t fix. At the end of the day Mayor Ford’s supporter’s will still sanction his actions and pretty much everyone else will shake their heads and mark the days down until the Municipal Elections in 2014.
But odds are Rob Ford just might win another election in Toronto if polls and numbers are to be believed?
I’ve made mistakes.
I shouldn’t have got hammered at the Danforth.
Saint Patrick’s Day. I can’t change the past. I can only try to make sure it won’t happen again.
I will do my very best to make sure these mistakes don’t happen again.
The Brothers stated that Rob will cut down on his drinking in public; no mention of cutting down on crack in public…oh and they want to lose some weight.
An 81 year old caller pleads with Rob to take a medical leave. Doug cuts away to commercial before explaining although Rob blurts out that Doug is not an enabler.
Doug just shared that Rob is not partisan; that he’s not Conservative, Liberal, or NDP, that he’s a populist. Now that’s sounds like a Porkie!
We will be live updating this until the show is done.