In response to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission Tuesday afternoon that he had smoked crack in a “drunken stupor," ending months of speculation, Twitter exploded in a rush of witty one-liners. Here are five of the funniest.
Tim Murphy, Mother Jones correspondent
But can Rob Ford lead?
— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) November 5, 2013
David Burge, satirist and founder of IowaHawk
In all honesty, I'd rather see politicians smoking crack than writing laws http://t.co/664K3J67pA
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 5, 2013
James Poulos, contributor at Forbes, Vice and The Daily Beast
The Assassination Of Lesser Memes By The Crackhead Robert Ford
— JAMES ❄ POULOS (@jamespoulos) November 5, 2013
Nick Kristoff, New York Times editorial board member
At least Toronto's mayor has an excuse for bad governance. Many U.S. politicians have a penchant for misrule while sober.
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) November 5, 2013
Hayes Brown, ThinkProgress national security blogger
Canada has things like poutine and sugar pie. Why do they even need crack cocaine?
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) November 5, 2013
Seinfeld Current Day
Jery fixes Elane up on blind date w Rob Ford JERY: How was date? ELANE: How was date? Hes a CRACK ADICT, Jery
— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) November 5, 2013