Today In Rob Ford: The Recappening

Well, more staff quit today. And Ontario’s information commissioner wrote Ford a stern letter about government transparency and Ford’s alleged orders to his staff delete e-mails. Oh, and we learned that Rob Ford , well, uh…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford told senior aides not to worry about a video appearing to show him smoking crack cocaine because he knew where it was, sources told the Star.

Ford then blurted out the address of two 17th-floor units — 1701 and 1703 — at a Dixon Rd. apartment complex, to the shock of staffers at a city hall meeting almost two weeks ago, the sources said.

The mayor cited “our contacts” as the source of his information, according to insiders familiar with the unusual May 17 session in his office.

Staffers were alarmed by the implication of hearing so precise a location, sources said.

Also, the Ontario PC party says the mayor’s brother, Doug “Hashman” Ford, is no longer seen as a potential Tory candidate in the next provincial election.

It’s all so wacky that even the “we don’t care about anything beyond our borders” U.S. media is following this page-turner of a tale.

And on top all all this, Ford says “everything’s fine” and not only is he not going to step down, he’s going to run again in the 2015 Toronto election. Well, that sure puts a dent in my “Rob For Quits/Dies/Gets Arrested Pool” chances. I have this afternoon and evening. There’s still time, Mr. Mayor! Help an editor win a couple bucks, wouldja?

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

4 thoughts on “Today In Rob Ford: The Recappening”

  1. You anticipated too quickly for your ““Rob For Quits/Dies/Gets Arrested Pool” bet. This could happen months later depending how sick and tired the public are of the media always trying to keep this story going. It’s Toronto’s business. Not ours.

  2. Tending to think the longer the video stays missing people will cease to care. Big drop on the comments boards as concerning Ford this week. Really its only the voters in Toronto that still have a horse in the race.

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