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Opening Arguments

Mayors just want to have fun

A mayor admits to using crack cocaine? What possible excuse could he offer?

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted that he used crack cocaine while in office.

“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” Ford told reporters outside his office. “But no, do I, am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago. I answered your question. You ask the question properly, I’ll answer it. Yes, I’ve made mistakes. All I can do now is apologize and move on.”

Oh, well then, "drunken stupor." Totally understandable. Move along, move along, nothing to see here. Man, he makes some of our scoundrel mayors look positively statesmanlike.