I have to confess that I am loving the story of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. It’s tough to top a mayor who smokes crack on video camera, claims he didn’t do it, then says he did — but only when he was in a drunken stupor. And then, when asked if he has a substance abuse problem, says “absolutely not.”
He’s also been accused of a number of other things, including sexual harassment. And he gave my favorite answer ever to the allegation that he had told a female staffer that he wanted to “eat her pussy.”
“I’ve never said that in my life to her. I would never do that. I’m happily married. I’ve got more than enough to eat at home. Thank you very much.”
He said that. On camera. I want video cameras on this guy 24 hours a day, not to catch him in more wrongdoing but just to see what he says next. And his brother too, for saying things like this:
It’s understandable many on council want their pound of flesh, want the circus to end or at least get some face time of their own under the big top.
“It was kind of like what they did to Jesus,” Doug Ford said of what he describes as a modern-day crucifixion.
Oh yes, it’s exactly what they did to Jesus. Someone on Twitter said he’d go one better: “It’s what HITLER did to Jesus.” All of this is endlessly entertaining. More please.
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