Just what a substance abuser needs, a family in denial.
Her son's substance-fueled buffoonery may have made him a laughing stock literally around the world but Rob Ford's mom has rallied to her boy's side, saying he's not alcoholic nor does he have a drug problem. Ford's sister chimes in with the same line.
Dear Mrs. Ford, if your boy smokes crack he's got a drug problem. When your boy admits smoking crack but tries to explain it away by saying he only does it when he's drunk himself into a stupor, then he's got a drug and an alcohol problem. When he hangs around known drug dealers, some of whom wind up murdered, he's got problems.
Mrs. Ford, be honest. Have you been running cover for little Rob all his life? Did you create a truly dysfunctional nest in which to raise your hatchlings? Let's face it, they've all lived a "colourful" life. Not up there with the Black Donnellys to be sure, but still.
Ford's sister, Kathy, says "Robbie's not an addict" adding that she should know because she's an addict. She said that when he drinks, however, he tends to go "full tilt."
Mother Diane says her son hasn't hit rock bottom, "he's not there yet." The mayor's real problem, according to mum, is his weight.