“Sometimes he just can’t get the job done” Fletcher weighs in on Mayor Ford

- May 29th, 2012

Paula Fletcher

Councillor Paula Fletcher tied Mayor Rob Ford’s weight-loss campaign starting/failing/quitting/non-quitting/fizzling fit into a larger pattern emerging during his time in office where “sometimes he just can’t get the job done.”

“There a number of things he has not been able to do and this is another one,” Fletcher said Monday as confusion reigned over whether Ford had officially quit his diet (see story here). “He has to give up on this (weight-loss campaign), it has proven to be too much for him. He couldn’t manage it. He made a big promise and he can’t manage it.”

Ford vowed back in January to lose 50 pounds by June, a goal that Fletcher said was unrealistic.

“I’m just worried we kind of lurch from thing to thing and he lurched on this one and it just didn’t work out,” she said.

While she stopped short of saying the mayor’s failed Cut the Waist campaign was a metaphor for Ford’s mayoralty, Fletcher said sometimes she wonders “if the whole thing is a little too much” for Ford.

“Being the mayor is not an easy job, you can’t make simple promises about anything,” she said. “You need to be measured and thoughtful and I think on this one he just got over his head.”

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3 comments

  1. JANE DOE says:

    And what you do? Yell and scream at Taxpayers? Unbelievable…..You have some union friends to look after……You do nothing at Toronto city hall…NOTHING.

  2. Mike Waher says:

    Paula Fletcher – this article seems to be written to elicit more sympathy for Rob Ford and his weight loss than for your reported failings.

  3. Wilma de Bruyn says:

    This is exactly what I mean….about “nonsensical conversation”, this lady should either waste her
    breath on something constructive or perhaps “hold her breath”…….until she turns purple!!
    Sometimes Councillors coversations sound totally “assinine”, when one drops the “nine”, guess what
    you get?
    This puzzle may be to hard for her to understand!!

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