Toronto Is Staging Coup Against Rob Ford

The city council is methodically stripping the city’s crack-smoking mayor of all governing power

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Lacking the option of impeachment, Toronto’s city council is turning its crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford into an executive with no authority.

The Toronto city council voted Friday to strip key executive powers from its embattled mayor, who has defiantly refused to resign despite outrage over his bizarre antics and admission that he smoked crack while in a drunken stupor.

After being denied its request earlier this week that Ford voluntarily step down as mayor, the council voted 39-3 Friday to remove the mayor’s authority to appoint or remove committee chairs. In a second vote, the council stripped the Ford of all authority in the case of an emergency situation. On Monday, the council will meet to vote on sanctions that the Toronto Star says will render the mayor almost powerless.

The votes come at the end of a week in which Ford used profanity while attempting to explain his drunken antics and illegal drug use, then apologized for having used profanity and promised to sue former aides accusing him of all manner of depravity.

Ford promised to fight the measures in court, though he added: “I completely understand where they’re coming from.”

“If I would have had a mayor acting the way I’ve conducted myself I would have done the same thing,” he said.

[Toronto Star]

9 comments
JohnKovacich
JohnKovacich

strip him of some of that baby fat also!

jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

You know  old  Rush used to say  'pursuit of the  truth".After the  "no  weapons of mass  destruction "  were  found  all that  changed  , Now it is  " everyone  else  does  it .


CharlesCundiff1
CharlesCundiff1

Mr Ford should come down here to the U.S., because he would fit perfect in the Democrat Party.......he fact, he and Anthony Weiner, or Spitzer, or Slick Willie Clinton could go out chasing tail together.......  

vanlinez
vanlinez

OK. He did smoke crack, but in his defense he was in a drunken stupor at the time, so that makes it OK, right?

kamikrazee
kamikrazee

The guy really could be Rush Limbaugh's stunt double.   I mean, he has all three chins, the attitude, knows how to party.


jamesgordon777
jamesgordon777

@CharlesCundiff1 would  you like to  talk  honesty  about  some  republicans  and  their  shanannagin's   ??? Each party  has  its  morons .  some  just  turned a  blind  eye to  their  own , How  about  rush  limbaugh drugs  including  Viagra  and  a  trip  to  meet  the  lady  boys at  a resort ?  You only  show  what a  fool  you  are  when  you  try  to make a point  and  have  no  moral  base  to stand  on .


CharlesCundiff1
CharlesCundiff1

@kamikrazee I don't think so,......... because his morals as as low, as the morals of a Democrat........  And after listening to him talk, it is obvious his IQ is also low enough to be a Democrat........and if he knows how to party, then Slick  Willie can introduce him to Paula Jones, and Jennifer Flowers, or Monica, or that seventeen year old girl in Arkansas.......or we can get the Big Wiener Picture Boy (Anthony Wiener) to show him how to use the internet..............or Spitzer could show him how to pick up prostitutes and smoke a little crack.

This Ford guy......... is perfect for the Democrat Party.