That's "complete" but not finished, not over. In virtually every major city around the globe, Toronto is now completely humiliated by the buffoonery of its Chief Magistrate. Anyone who watched The Daily Show last night saw Jon Stewart almost fall out of his chair.
In The Guardian today, there's a fun quiz, Rob Ford - spot the real quotes from Toronto's Mayor. If you're not already at your limit for disgust, take the quiz. It's kind of fun.
Speaking of fun, Saturday Night Live's chief writer, Seth Meyers, gets his wish. SNL has been on re-runs for weeks but returns live this weekend. Meyers was hoping the Ford fiasco would not burn out before he and the cast got to perform their Rob Ford parody.
The events of the past week in particular have shown that Rob Ford is defective. He just doesn't get it. He thinks that, as mayor of Canada's largest city, a simple apology should suffice when you have humiliated the entire city and its people around the world. The stain is the city's to bear, not his. It's as though the city is his family and owes him some duty of forgiveness. Rob Ford is a man bereft of honour and conscience. A decent man would be overwhelmed with shame and he is not. He thinks a head bowed and a quick "I'm sorry" earns him absolution. Who thinks that way other than a sociopath - or a junkie?