After a long and eventful day at City Council, wherein Ford had his power even further reduced, Rob and Doug Ford sat down for an interview with CBC's Peter Mansbridge.
It is long and painful to watch if you have an aversion to lies and buffoons.
Here are some highlights:
Rob Ford claims he has never been drunk while driving. (Yet, his staff have witnessed him drunk driving).
Rob Ford admitted, during the interview that he has, since becoming mayor,
- smoked marijuana at least once,
- smoked crack only once,
- been high on cocaine more than once (but then denied it - claiming it was when he was a teen, not recently (He has been seen snorting cocaine while he has been mayor),
- purchased drugs, and that this is an illegal act, and he agrees that people should think that he should be charged for buying drugs. (Then he tried to deflect from this admission by claiming that other councillors have purchased marijuana).
Rob Ford claims he has never been on drugs while in his office. He claims the last time he did drugs was "a year ago sometime."
He thinks that everyone has been as high or drunk as he has, to the point where there are memory blackouts.
And, on why he is not talking to the police:
His lawyer has advised him to not talk to the police [regarding any of the on-going investigations - there are current investigations regarding drugs, extortion and murder].
> Mansbridge: What kind of signal does that send?
Ford: Talk to my lawyer.
What kind of signal indeed.