If Toronto mayor, Rob Ford, truly cares about his city and the people in it, tomorrow’s headline about his worship, will begin with the word,” former.”
The release of documentation in connection with a search warrant, and comments made by Police Chief Bill Blair, leave little doubt about the existence of that infamous, crack cocaine video.
Scooped up in the “Project Traveller” raids, “The video files depict images that are consistent with what was previously reported”, the Chief said…. “It’s safe to say the mayor does appear in the video.”
Asked about how he felt about what he saw, Blair responded, “As a citizen of the city, I am disappointed.”
Others who might be disappointed are the mayor’s hardcore followers, members of “Ford Nation.” Slow to catch up, they’ll now have to acknowledge it appears they too have been lied to.
Ford has always denied the existence of the video, which allegedly shows him smoking what appears to be crack, and uttering racist and homophobic slurs.
He tried to portray himself as a victim of the “leftist” media, while attempting to impugn the reputations of those who cracked the crack story, Toronto Star reporters Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle.
Despite the evidence before him, the mayor rumbles on, pushing the performance of his Teflon coating to its limits.
Incredibly, he still maintains he has “no reason to resign!”
But, like it or not, Rob Ford IS on his way out…and on the day his office door hits him in the ass, an embarrassed city can begin repairing its tattered image.
Tick tock, Mr. Mayor…tick tock.
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