What would it take to compel Rob Ford to resign? Just what is his bottom line? Does he even have a bottom line?
Take every one of his recent admissions. Then tack on "sorry, but so what?"
"Yeah, I have smoked crack cocaine. Sorry, but so what?"
"Yeah, I have repeatedly gotten hammered in public, drunk myself into a stupor. Sorry about that, but so what?"
"Yeah, I have bought illegal drugs within the past two years. Sorry, but so what?"
"Sure, I have repeatedly embarrassed the city, made Toronto a laughing stock around the world. Okay, sure, but so what?"
"Pot? That's for pussies. Sorry, but so what?"
Actually Rob Ford might be saying that, while he did all these things, he was never arrested for them. No arrest, no conviction, no reason to resign. Don't like that, blame the cops.
In other words, you can rob a bank, you can rob a hundred banks, but if you're never arrested, charged and convicted then you're not a criminal. If you possess and smoke crack cocaine but you're never charged, then you're not a criminal and there's no reason for you to resign. If you drive drunk but get away with it, you're not a criminal.
Rob Ford is not a criminal and he's not an addict and he's not a drunk and he doesn't need rehab or you sticking your nose in the mayor's business. If you don't agree, sorry, but so what?
CBC News is reporting that recently released police documents reveal more alcohol abuse evidence plus a Ford staffer stating he saw the mayor consume Oxycontin, also known as Hillbilly Heroin.
Here's something to ponder. Now that Bloomberg is gone as New York mayor, who do you think is the most well-known mayor in the world? I'd put my money on Ford.