His worship Rob Ford and I have had some serious bonding time this Pan Am Trip. First there was the provincial reception dealios on Friday and Saturday night, then I watched him wave the PASO flag at the Pan Am closing ceremonies and now — the man himself and I are sharing a flight out of Guadalajara.
He wasn't feeling super chatty whilst reading his morning paper (I'm sure it was a Toronto Star flown down special), but he kindly posed for a photo. His wife Renata is with him, as is chief o'staff Amir Remtulla.
The guys at customs had glowing things to say about Toronto's mayor. When they realized who he was they were very excited and asked for Toronto pins (pin trading has been huge at these Games). But they'd packed them! So Ford offered to mail some down and took the men's addresses.
I lost Ford at US customs. I think he was shuttled away to some special security land. Meanwhile, I took a full 45 minutes just to get to bag check. Thanks Houston.