“The Daily Show” host says disgraced mayor has “huge balls”
Jon Stewart wants crack smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to drop the pipe and get some help.
“Mayor Ford's a lot of fun to ridicule, but I'm guessing not a lot of fun to eulogize,” Stewart said on Tuesday's edition of “The Daily Show.” “And that's where this thing is headed. Now, even though I will lose precious material, please go to rehab.”
The Comedy Central star's views are in contrast to the Canadian city where Ford's approval ratings actually rose after he admitted that he had tried crack cocaine, “probably in one of my drunken stupors.”
“You're not helping,” Stewart said. “‘Look am I a crack user? I'm a social crack user. When I drink, yes, I sometimes smoke a little crack.'”
But Stewart's appeal for Ford to check out Betty Ford fell on deaf ears, as the disgraced mayor said he will continue to serve in office and will run for re-election next year.
“This guy's got huge balls,” Stewart said. “In light of this recent scandal Mayor Ford has looked deep within himself and decided, ‘I'm good.'”
Calling the Canadian city he governs an enabler for not pushing Ford to resign, Stewart saved some tough love for the man himself.
“You need help and I don't mean help carrying a case of beer down into the basement so you can get drunk enough to smoke crack,” Stewart said. “I mean ‘help’ help.”
Don't say you weren't warned.
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