Rob Ford Clearly Believes Losing Weight Will Fix Everything (external - login to view)
Rob Ford thinks everything will work out fine — if he can just lose enough weight.
The Toronto mayor has been working out pretty hard since admitting in November to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" and the results are beginning to show. The famously rotund politician — who has described himself in the past as "three hundred pounds of fun" — is noticeably thinner these days.
On Thursday, Toronto Sun columnist Mike Strobel joined Ford for a workout at city hall.
Strobel's column revealed Ford has lost about 40 pounds in two months and now tips the scales at about 295 pounds. Gym rats may be impressed to learn the mayor was able to leg-press 810 pounds, which led one staffer to call him a "beast."
But perhaps the most revealing quote was when the mayor addressed what's at stake in his new fitness regime.
"The only way people are going to respect me, to bring back my image, is if I lose weight," he said. "The rest falls into place