Toronto mayor Rob Ford is arguably the most entertaining politician in office today, what with all the crazy allegations against him, his self-admitted crack smoking, and his tendency to fly off the handle when talking to the press.
He did not disappoint on Thursday, when he vehemently denied the allegation that he pressured a female staffer to let him go down on her.
[The allegation] says I 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.
ZOMG! I can’t believe he actually said that! It’s not an internal monologue, dude, people can actually hear you.
He did apologize later, saying he was pushed “over the line” by newly released court documents filled with allegations of his involvement with cocaine, escorts, and prostitution. It hasn’t been the best week for the mayor, that’s for sure.
The Toronto City Council voted 37-5 on Wednesday to ask Ford to take a leave of absence, but they can’t legally force him to step down. So he stays, even though polling indicates that three out of four Toronto residents want him out of office. I think that’s an even higher disapproval rating than disgraced San Diego mayor Bob Filner, who also refused to resign amidst mounting allegations of misbehavior.
Sorry Toronto, I really am. You know who’s probably not sorry though? The writers of every late-night talk show out there -- this material is gold.
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