“My biggest concern is my health,” the mayor said. “I am going to beat this cancer. I was up in Rexdale last night, putting up signs in my old neighbourhood at midnight.
Rob Ford isn't concerned about his health. He knows he should be - at some level, he feels pangs of concern about the consequences of his health - but he doesn't have a deep-down emotional connection between his behaviour and his health, which is why he was out pounding in signs at midnight.
It's foolish, this obstinate, pig-headed behaviour; he put himself at risk, as he has always done. But he doesn't quit, does he? There's something admirable in that. For most people quitting is a default setting.
What upsets us the most about Rob Ford is the same fundamental behaviour that we admire the most.
Something to think about in that.