On one hand, this guy Rob Ford has a problem and needs help. Probably Rehab, medical treatment, and a handful of 12-Step Groups. On the other hand, this is serious comic relief. Is there any one politician anywhere whose administration has become such a world-renowned entertainment trainwreck? Except for a handful of possibly coincidental homicides, and some thug behavior, no one was injured during the making of this situation comedy.
I did some voting rights work down there in Backwardsville South Georgia. It is truly the land that time forgot. I thought I was pretty well experienced with poverty, racism, corruption, and arrogance, but Duval County blew my mind. I am regularly haunted by my experiences there, and that’s not even talking about the death threats, getting my tire slashed, two attempts to run me off the road, and being slammed into by a municipal vehicle. That was the comic relief to what I saw there.