Toronto mayor admits crack use, plans to keep job
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor," but he refused to resign despite immense pressure to step aside as leader of Canada's largest city.So, basically, he lied through his teeth, then backpedaled when it became obvious that he was about to be exposed. Great guy. Gets drunk to the point of blacking out, is abusive to his aides, uses illegal drugs; yeah, that's exactly the kind of guy I want running my city. I like how he tries to explain the crack use away as "it happened during one of my drunken stupors." ONE OF? Who does this guy think he is, a Kennedy?
Allegations that the mayor had been caught on video smoking crack surfaced in news reports in May. Ford initially insisted the video did not exist, sidestepped questions about whether he had ever used crack and rebuffed growing calls to leave office.
Let's look at this, shall we? Dude's 44 years old - he should know better. He is still getting falling-down drunk on what appears to be a regular basis, and some of these escapades include him getting so drunk that (allegedly) he doesn't even remember what happened. And this is the mayor of the largest city in Canada, folks. This isn't Homer Simpson here.
When a politician makes you long for the maturity of Marion Barry, you know there's a problem...
That is all.