Now its beyond denial, now it's psychosis. Now he's no longer satisfied with being the Crack Mayor of Toronto.
Now he's telling Fox News he wants to be Prime Minister.
“Yes, one day I do want to run for prime minister,” Ford told Fox News Channel’s John Roberts.
“I’m training every day. I’m in the gym for two hours every day. I’m seeking professional help. I’m not an alcoholic. I’m not a drug addict,” Ford told Roberts.
And that he doesn't have a drug problem, Justin Trudeau does.
“I don’t believe Mr. Trudeau’s gonna be the next PM, I believe Mr. Harper’s gonna get re-elected as PM,” Ford said. “You look at their record and put it to Mr. Trudeau’s record it’s like night and day. Illegal drugs are illegal drugs.”
Even as the city council prepares to strip him of his powers and reduce him to the status of mayor in name only. Or just neuter him.
In a historic showdown, Rob Ford faces formal repudiation Monday from Toronto city council, which will vote on a motion stripping him of virtually all of his powers as mayor, after three tumultuous weeks of disclosures over his use of crack cocaine and alcohol.
And he prepares to launch his new TV show, and be interviewed by CNN's Anderson Cooper, whose show was running a promo tonight where Ford is seen waving his arms around and declaring:
"I don't think of myself as a mayor, I think of myself as a regular guy."
And one of the show's reporters is promising something even WEIRDER...
Rob and Doug Ford took me to the projects. And then things got weird. Can't wait to show you on @CNN Monday. pic.twitter.com/BwnqTAAYfbIf that's possible eh?
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) November 17, 2013
And the whole insane spectacle is now such a freak show that it's sometimes hard to remember that the real reason he's going to be stripped of his powers later today is not because he is a grotesque buffoon.
But because he is a democracy-devouring despot.
Though he masquerades as an Everyman, Ford’s sense of personal entitlement is so gigantic that he believes he has the right to bend reality itself to his needs and wishes. There are no rules for Rob.
That is why what we’re seeing must be named and remembered: Ford’s tenure has been a ruthless and consciously wrought assault on democracy itself. We need to make a teachable moment out of this for our own sake and for those who come after us.
The reason Mayor Ford is unfit for office is not just that he has personal problems he must fix up. It’s his insatiable hunger for power by any means necessary. In his unbounded feeding of that appetite, he has proven himself a democracy-devouring despot at heart.
A Con demagogue who can still harness the power of the mob as this ITN report shot today clearly demonstrates...
And who in a country as corrupted as Harperland remains a clear and present danger.
Yup. It may be the Day of Judgement. He may be fatally weakened.
He may be a Con klown.
But this fascist circus is far from over...
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