Jimmy Kimmel on Rob Ford and Toronto council: ‘Are they all on crack?’


TORONTO, Cananda – It had been a while since the late night talk show hosts zeroed in on Rob Ford, but at least one of them poked fun at the Toronto mayor and city council Tuesday night.

On ABC‘s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host played a video clip of Ford and other councillors dancing during their council meeting earlier in the day.

‘‘What the hell is going on?‘‘ asked Kimmel. ‘‘Are they all on crack?‘‘

Ford and several councillors danced to a performance by a local jazz trio in a rare moment of fun in what has been a highly charged venue of late.

‘‘One minute they‘re yelling at each other and the next they‘re dancing all around the room,‘‘ joked Kimmel, who added that the ”Mayor Ford experience” has been very educational.

”For a while, I thought it was just Mayor Ford, but what I‘ve realized is Canadians are much, much weirder than any of us had any idea they were,‘‘ joked Kimmel.

‘‘They seem so normal, but they‘re not.‘‘

Tuesday’s council session, however, was more than just dancing and laughter.

Ford’s had earlier apologized for his televised comments about Daniel Dale, but the Toronto Star reporter said he will proceed with a defamation lawsuit against the mayor.

Ford read a statement stating he didn’t intend to suggest Dale is a pedophile during a recent televised interview on Vision TV with Conrad Black.

Dale later said Ford’s apology didn’t even come close to what he sought.

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Jimmy Kimmel on Rob Ford and Toronto council: ‘Are they all on crack?’

  1. Jimmy Kimmel is not the only one dismayed at actions by Toronto’s mayor and council cohorts.

  2. If Rob Ford was a Liberal, he’d be gone already. Toronto’s money people don’t care about the citizens of Toronto. They care about their wallets. So long as this buffoon is willing to cut union jobs and cut services for working people, the powers that be can over look everything else.

    • While I sympathize with the overall gist of your comment, I’m not sure what you mean by “he’d be gone already”. By what means would he be forced out? His closest allies and political fixers telling him to step down? His own faction on Council turning against him and undermining his position through unprecedented procedural moves? Citizens rallying outside City Hall to demand his resignation? Nope, all those things happened in this reality, and Ford doesn’t care. This is a man so inept, so impervious to both shame and reason, that nothing – short of a binding impeachment or recall mechanism, which we don’t have – would make him pack it in.

  3. Canadians are not weird, Mr. Kimmel. We are a fun-loving people who know how to break the monotony of too much politicking and dance to the music even within the confines of a legislative arena. You too as a people have your share of comical satires with the most respected names in American politics. It only serves to remind everyone that we all are only human afterall!

    • “break the monotony of too much politicking and dance to the music even within the confines of a legislative arena”

      I think that a Canadian would bother to write this kind of proves his point.

      • Who are we to play God and judge people? If there is one politician who has no skeleton in his closet, tell me who that person is. I think Mr. Ford has the best interests of Torontonians at heart. He has his faults and tries to make up for them but hounding him and not giving him a chance to right a wrong would be very selfish of anyone. What we see is what we get – the real Ford with all his frailties. I have a very high regard for Canadian politicians in general and still think that people running government in Canada are way better than their counterparts in other far-off continents. Let’s help each other be better, let’s stop putting people down and poking fun at people who falter. Let’s work together to make government worthy of people’s respect. Let’s allow those already elected to do their jobs as best they can without being cruel. Let’s not make our own political ambitions hamper the good that others are still capable of doing. Perhaps if we use this approach, the world will be a better place to live.

        • Uh.. we’re their bosses. They’re our representatives, That’s why we get to.. no.. that’s why we *should* be judging them.

          As for Ford? Honestly, I don’t give a rats ass, and my post had nothing to do with him, so the fact that you come off with this little rant as a reply to it just goes.. again.. to prove Mr. Kimmel’s point.

          • Oh, really? Then sadly some are very poor “judges.” By the way, responding in a civil way is not ranting. You’re right about proving a point – that of misusing the word weird or better still misinterpreting a well intended expression.

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