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Jon Stewart gets serious about Rob Ford

‘Mayor Ford’s a lot of fun to ridicule. But my guess is, not a lot of fun to eulogize. And that’s where this thing is headed’

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It took a New York comedian to cut through the Fog of Ford. Jon Stewart again devoted his lead-off item Tuesday night to Toronto’s mayor, and it went beyond good comedy. After Stewart showed the video of Ford’s confession to smoking crack “in one of my drunken stupors” (just a “social” crack smoker, Stewart noted), followed by a clip of the mayor’s non-resignation, the satirist got serious. I felt compelled to transcribe his sermon:

This guy’s got huge balls! “I f—-d your sister,  and I’m going to stay married to you, and I’m hoping to continue f—ing her without you finding out about it.”

You need help. And I don’t mean help carrying a case of beer down to the basement so you can get drunk enough to smoke crack.

Let me just talk to Toronto for a second …. I heard that your Mayor’s Ford’s approval ratings went up after it came out that he smoked crack. You know what this makes you as a city, Toronto? … Enablers, eh?

Now let me ask you a question. Are you waiting for this man to hit rock bottom? Are you waiting for him to … what? Text pictures of his d–k?

I don’t know you; I don’t live in your city. Mayor Ford’s a lot of fun to ridicule. But my guess is, not a lot of fun to eulogize. And that’s where this thing is headed.

Even though I will lose precious material, please go to rehab!

Will I lose jokes in the short term? Of course. But my guess is, it’s a long-term investment. You’ll be back.

Get some help.