And yet, the mayor of Toronto still has a job.
The Ford story for those of you who are not from Toronto:
Gets caught reading while driving on the highway (illegal). Response: So what? I'm a busy guy.
Gets caught talking on cell while driving. (illegal) Response: So what? I'm a busy guy.
Alleged video of him smoking crack with drug dealers. Response: I do not use crack cocaine.
Gets kicked out of official government event for showing up drunk. No response.
Refuses to participate in pride themed events for his entire tenure as mayor. Response: I'm spending time with my family.
Shows up at major street festival completely and utterly hammered. Response: Dude, I'm not driving. (I'm actually ok with this one)
Ford writes letters of recommendation for two friends on City letterhead. Friends are both convicted criminals of serious felonies.
Video of crack smoking is recovered by police. Also reported to contain racist and homophobic slurs, explaining his reluctance to participate in pride activities. Response: I may have occasionally smoked crack in one of my drunken stupors. The police chief has a vendetta against me for recovering the video and the police chief should resign as he is doing a terrible job.
Ford admits to smoking crack but denies being an addict. Denies lying about it earlier citing that the media "were asking the wrong questions".
Yesterday, evidence that Ford has been paying the utility bills for the crack house is uncovered. No response from Ford.
Why is he still in office? There is no impeachment law for city officials. Until he voluntarily steps down (which he isn't going to do) there is nothing anybody can do. He promises to run for office in 2014. For all the things that have been caught on tape, I wonder what he's been up to that hasn't been caught on tape?!