Where in the world is Rob Ford?
It would appear Rob Ford never made it to Chicago for his stint in rehab. Although he wasn't denied access to the United States, a Globe report suggests that the Toronto mayor encountered some difficulty at the border, which led him to "voluntarily with[draw] his application to enter the USA," according to the Chicago-based Consul General of Canada. I guess Nigella Lawson isn't the only one who finds US border guards an unfriendly lot.
So where is Rob Ford? Like Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, no one really knows. Those closest to him won't reveal his location, except to say that he is, indeed, in rehab. Can you blame them? This is one of those occasions when it keeping the beleaguered mayor out of the spotlight can only do him some good. Ford will be back in front of the cameras soon enough, one suspects, and a little mystery as to his whereabouts right now will only make his return even more frenzied.
As to how long Ford will be gone, his lawyer alluded to "weeks," while others speculate that his return will come far later so as to avoid the possibility of a relapse before the October election. Can a rehabilitated Ford win the mayoralty even if he doesn't have much time to campaign?