Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Toronto Mayor Cracks Under Pressure

Rob Ford became mayor of Toronto, Canada, on December 1, 2010.  On November 5, 2013, he made a stunning (though not unexpected) admission:
Question: Do you smoke crack cocaine?
Ford: Yes I have smoked crack cocaine. But no, do I, am I am addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago. I answered your question. You ask the question properly, I’ll answer it. Yes, I’ve made mistakes. All I can do now is apologize and move on.
Ford's tenure as mayor of Toronto has been nasty and brutish, and his abuse of alcohol and use of crack will likely make it short as well.  Like a clock inexorably counting down the last few seconds of one of his beloved football games, his time is almost up.  His resignation is likely just days, or possibly even mere hours, away.  What a tawdry affair in an otherwise good city.