If there’s an incriminating video out there, naturally you’d hire a criminal cracker to destroy every copy.
My prediction? Rob Ford will announce a new housing strategy.—
Andrew Matte (@AndrewMatte) November 05, 2013
Then spend months denying there’s a video. When the police confirm they have recovered the video of the drug abuse, admit to drug use, but a legal drug.
Then admit to using the other drug, but not at the time the infamous video was shot.
If any other Big City Canadian Mayors have bad news to announce, you have a couple hours left to get a likely pass from our 1 trick media.—
John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) November 05, 2013
So, there you go, Toronto. He's really, really sorry. Now, can we all never speak of this again?—
kady o'malley (@kady) November 05, 2013
To summarize: Yes, I'm a crack-smoking liar, but I've just issued a painful apology, so everything's okay. Now, back to work,—
Roland Paris (@rolandparis) November 05, 2013
Only Rob Ford has the chutzpah to launch his next mayoral campaign on the day he admits to smoking crack. Unfreakingbelievable.—
Bartley Kives (@bkives) November 05, 2013
Rob Ford is moving to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to open the next Insite clinic for “harm reduction”. This leaves PM Harper fuming.
What he actually said during his apology press conference was:
“I feel like a 1000lbs have been lifted off my shoulders.”
“I would do anything, absolutely anything, to change the past.” Even do crack?
He'll crack, but he won't break.—
Dani Mario (@DaniMarioCBC) November 05, 2013
“I want to be clear, I want to be crystal clear…” Crystal meth clear. Clear, but not how Harper is ‘perfectly clear’. So scripted, yet so heartfelt at the same time. Odd.
Global News commentator was saying Ford’s advisers should tell him to step aside to treat his alleged larger addiction problem, because “voters love a comeback story”. Voters would love a Mayor who isn’t a crackhead drug abuser with dangerous mood swings, poor self control, and thoughtless policies that make their city less prepared for the present and future. If they equate those needs with Ford again, they’ll get the wreck of a man they collectively deserve.
Many are predicting Ford’s re-election next year. I predict he’ll become too infirm from natural causes to serve, or end up in jail as most serious drug abusers seem to do in Harper’s “tough on crime” Canada.