What’s not to like about Toronto’s drunken crack smoking mayor?

A new video that surfaced on Thursday showed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford threatening to “murder” someone and “poke his eyes out” in a rambling rage, deepening the conviction among both critics and allies that he is no longer fit to lead North America’s fourth largest city.

The mayor told reporters moments after the video was posted online that he was “extremely, extremely inebriated” in it and “embarrassed” by it. The context of the video is unknown and it’s unclear who the target of Ford’s wrath is. The video, which appeared at length on the Toronto Star’s website and in clips on the Toronto Sun’s website, prompted another round of calls for Ford to step down.

The controversy surrounding Ford escalated last week when police announced they had obtained a different, long-sought video that shows Ford smoking a crack pipe. After months of evading the question, Ford admitted Tuesday to smoking crack in a “drunken stupor” about a year ago.

Despite immense pressure, the mayor of Canada’s financial capital has refused to resign or take a leave of absence.

Why would anyone want him to leave? He\s not leaving himself enough time to try and pass laws, enforce regulations or otherwise fuck up the lives of the citizenry.

Perfect person to have as mayor I would have thought. At least he’s not trying to do anything.

8 thoughts on “What’s not to like about Toronto’s drunken crack smoking mayor?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Perfect person to have as mayor I would have thought.

    It worked so well for Washington didn’t it?

    The problem with crack is that the user becomes hyperactive and utterly convinced of their God-like nature. If he was a heroin addict, no problems. He would just sleep all day. If he was a bond trader, likewise. As long as it is not my money.

    But a hyperactive crack addict convinced of his own omnipotence and a large staff to boss around can’t be good.

  2. I don’t think Ford is an out and out Crackheard, but by all accounts he hits the sauce something rotten.

    Have to say though, I’m growing fond of this lad. His mea culpa for his recreational activities has been “Sorry, got too hammered. Best drink at home from now on”.

    That’s just refreshing.

  3. “mea culpa”?
    Wasn’t he the guy was denying everything & threatening with lawyers until the evidence became undeniable?
    The press conference where “this is the worst thing that could happen to anyone” plea for sympathy with tears in eyes, is pure retch inducing territory. With acting like that he’s a shoo in for Tony in a new Sopranos series, now Gandolfini’s handed in his food pail. Lose a few dozen pounds first though.

  4. “Perfect person to have as mayor I would have thought. At least he’s not trying to do anything.”

    Its even better than that – not only is he endlessly entertaining but he was elected on the following platform

    Scrap the city’s vehicle registration fee and land transfer tax.
    Dedicate transit resources to building subway lines instead of light rail.
    Phase out streetcars in favour of low-emission buses.
    Contract out city services.
    Do away with the “fair wage” policy when contracting out.
    Cut city staff through attrition.

    I mean, really, if it weren’t for his spiral of self-destruction in his personal life this guy seems to be a pretty good mayor.

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