Toronto Mayor Rob Ford May Have Been Filmed Smoking Crack Cocaine

Oh, Canada. Rob Ford is the conservative mayor of Toronto AND a crack cocaine fan, at least according to Gawker, who received word from a tipster that the Chris Christie of the north was recently filmed smoking the cookies, the primetime, the sleet, the tornado, the blotter, the other terms I just learned here.

Gawker’s John Cook visited the Queen City to watch the video himself, and here’s what he saw.

Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, is the only person visible in the frame. Prior to the trip, I spent a lot of time looking at photographs of Rob Ford. The man in the video is Rob Ford. It is well-lit, clear. Ford is seated, in a room in a house. In one hand is a a clear, glass pipe. The kind with a big globe and two glass cylinders sticking out of it. In the other hand is a lighter. A slurred voice off-camera is ranting about Canadian politics in what sounds like an attempt to goad Ford. “Pierre Trudeau was a faggot!” is the one phrase the lodges in my mind. Ford, pipe in one hand and lighter in the other, is laughing, and mildly protesting at the sacrilege. He seems to keep trying to light the pipe, but keeps stopping to laugh. He is red-faced and sweaty, heaving with each breath. Finally, he finds his moment and lights up. He inhales. (Via)

A typical charming quote from Ford: “Are you some kind of right-wing commie bastard?…Do you want your little wife to go over to Iran and get raped and shot?…Green party f*cking rules.” That was his response to being politely shushed at a hockey game. Apparently he really relates to the whole teeth falling out sensation.

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