Monday, May 28, 2007

Sen. Ophelia Ford won't talk to family

Following a Friday editorial ominously titled, "Dreading what might occur next" the Commercial Appeal is reporting the following about Sen. Ford's family's attempt to help on Sunday:


Shelby County Commissioner Joe Ford and two relatives left for Nashville at 6 a.m. Sunday, hoping to bring her home and admit her into rehab.

When the party reached the Holiday Inn near Vanderbilt, they called Ophelia Ford.

"She found out we were at her door, turned the phone off and wouldn't answer her door. We stayed there about three hours and finally came home.

"That's about all I can do. We're washing our hands of it until she decides to reach out for help," Joe Ford said.

"She knew we were on our way, but when she found out we were at the door, she hung up. She wouldn't answer the cell, the door, the hotel phone," he added.