From his questionable fashion sense (would someone please rip that tie from his neck and burn it?) to his wholly misguided choice to smoke crack, there is much about Rob Ford to judge. But for once, can we please just eliminate his weight as a topic of major discussion/derision?
His size has absolutely no bearing on his abilities, so the jokes and the constant Chris Farley comparisons need to stop. I think we can all agree that smoking crack in a drunken stupor is a slightly more serious offence than having a weight problem. (Those damned drunken stupors. They'll get you every time.)
Calling him out on his weight is a lame playground, I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I tactic. Yes the man is fat. So is Luciano Pavarotti. What of it?
Everyone in the world falls somewhere on the scale of fat to thin, tall to short, long-haired to short-haired, bow-legged to knock-kneed. But NOT everyone has a place on the never-smoked-crack to I'm-a-crackhead scale, nor the never-lying-while-in-public office to lying-every-time-I-breath scale.
Most start out and end their lives at the "never" ends of those scales. And those are the ones we should be using to judge Rob Ford - not the scales that tell us his weight, but the scales that tell us of his character.