Rob Ford says he loves his job and will stay on as mayor of Toronto despite admitting for the first time that he smoked crack.
Ford earlier acknowledged he smoked crack “probably a year ago” when he was in a “drunken stupor”, but balked at growing pressure on him to resign.
His defence of only doing it because he was in a drunken stupour isn’t a great one. Maybe a certain local Mayor could try that argument though 🙂
“I was elected to do a job and that’s exactly what I’m going to continue doing,” Ford said, near tears, at a press conference this morning (NZT). “On October 27 of 2014, I want the people of this great city to decide whether they want Rob Ford to be their mayor.”
In which case he should resign immediately and contest a new election.