Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Asking The Wrong Questions

When the leader of Toronto was asked by reporters why he had vehemently denied the allegations that he had smoked crack cocaine despite a video clearly showing him doing exactly that, Rod Ford said: 'I wasn’t lying. You didn’t ask the correct questions'. 
Not one to stop while he still had enough room for another foot, he added: 'There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor. I want to see the video tape. I want to see the state that I was in'.
Ford has since apologised to the people of Toronto for embarrassing them and said that there was only one person to blame for this and that is myself but not sorry enough to resign his post as he explained  that he know that he had to regain the trust and confidence of the people of Toronto and that: 'I was elected to do a job, and that's exactly what I'm going to continue doing'.
Seems Mr Ford is taking the 'i only smoked crack when i was very drunk' defence which proves he has a lot of front and pictures of him show a lot of back, side and bottom also but the quibble over words does not top the grand daddy of them all for trying to get out of a tight spot.
Bill Clinton, during a grand jury testimony following following his cigar sharing habits quibbled: 'That depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is'.
Clinton's addiction was a different kind of crack though.


Cheezy said...

You don't expect a Canadian to behave like this. He deserves some credit at least, for confounding our expectations.

Lucy said...

I do find his, 'sorry, anyway, on with the job' bizarre partly because as you say, he is Canadian and you don't expect Canadians to be doing this sort of thing.

Cheezy said...

Yes, agreed. I reckon the odd sex scandal is politically survival for people in his sort of position (provided they haven't abused their position or compromised security or anything) but if you're tasked with upholding and enforcing the law, and you've been 'on the pipe' (as it were) then it's pretty brazen to just carry on as normal.