This is so weird. I'm used to big city mayors keeping it together, more or less.
Sure, Marion Barry smoked crack, but he was basically your average urban mechanic Democrat, only with a few different hobbies. Plus, when he came back and got elected again, didn't he promise to cut down?
Rudy Giuliani maintained the façade of a happy home life through most of his two terms. He also didn't embrace the nastier philosophies of the pre-Tea Republican party until he was out of Gracie Mansion and running for president. Deep down he probably doesn't believe in anything.
And those guys are down here in the US of A. Everybody thinks of Canada as the sensible and polite little brother. Even me, and I was born there.
So, like, what the fuck? Rob Ford is such a strange mixture of right wing whack job and personal hot mess. But apparently he still has a lot of support. Is this whole thing a sitcom pitch that got out of control?