— Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) July 9, 2013
With the city paralyzed, flooded, immobile, and soaked it should of course come as no surprise that Mayor Rob Ford is not at the nerve centre of the city doing what he can to get things up and running again. Rob Ford is with his family, without power, crammed into the SUV with the air conditioner on in an attempt to stay cool.
Our mayor’s number one priority in the middle of a weather crisis is his own comfort.
Of course Fordites would respond that ‘he has to look out for his family’ and ‘it is after 5 o’clock’ — but this flies in the face of the concept of being mayor of a major city.
Your job doesn’t end at 5 o’clock.
Your family, albeit without power, has a capable matriarch. This city, on the other hand, has no other head.
Rob Ford has, once again, abandoned not only his responsibility, but his city in a time of need.