What I like is when a politician knows how to party. None of this Bill Clinton “ I smoked pot but didn’t inhale” bullshit – I want my politicians to freebase a rock – and then have those antics captured on video.
Finally, after months of allegations, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has finally admitted to smoking a little crack on video. Previously, Mayor Ford not only insisted the crack-smoking video didn’t exist, but he also sidestepped questions about whether he had ever smoked the crack, and verbally attacked those that brought his behavior to light.
(Ford’s driver also threatened two gang members who were trying to sell the video to the media.) Coincidence: The good mayor changed his tune when last week police said they obtained a copy of the video.
IN THE WORDS OF TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD:
“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor. That’s why I want to see the tape. I want everyone in the city to see this tape. I don’t even recall there being a tape or video. I want to see the state that I was in.”
Mayor Ford made the statement outside his office to the press. (Was his supportive wife or crack pipe by his side?) Okay, we love it when political figures publically admit their shortcomings – after great amounts of public outcry and scrutiny from the press, of course. (Anthony Weiner are you listening?) But shouldn’t the good folks of Toronto be concerned that they are being led by a man that gets sooooo drunk that he can’t remember if he’s smoked a little crack or not?
Rob Ford isn’t the first politician in history who has partaken in drug use. Here are a few political drugged footsteps in which Ford is following:
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was arrested in 1991 on cocaine possession. He was called a “compulsive user of cocaine.” D.C. residents re-elected Barry back into office in 1994.
George W. Bush was arrested for cocaine procession back in 1972. He even crashed a car into a tree while drunk. In the words of Bush: “We had some pretty wild parties back in the day, and I just don’t remember.”
Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger not only smoked pot, but his antics were captured in the movie Pumping Iron. His drug use was captured on camera – decades before Rob Ford made his movie debut!
Sarah Palin also admitted to smoking marijuana – which might explain why she could see Russia from her front yard.
Founding Father Thomas Jefferson was a pothead. He was quoted saying: “Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.” I bet that left him with the munchies for a mutton chop.