- By Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer
Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer is assistant managing editor for online at Foreign Policy. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes, among other places. She holds a bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley, and master's degrees from Peking University and the London School of Economics. The P.Q. stands for Ping-Quon.
After months of speculation — and days after police confirmed the existence of a long-rumored incriminating video — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford finally admitted at a press conference Tuesday to having smoked crack cocaine, "probably a year ago," he thinks, "probably in a drunken stupor."
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— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 5, 2013
C’est vrai. RT @SrWHOfficial: Ford isn’t in trouble so much for smoking crack, but failing to refer to it as "smoking crack/fume le craque".
— Katie Drummond (@katiedrumm) November 5, 2013
Heck, I didn’t think they even allowed crack in Canada. Messes up the healthcare costs.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 5, 2013
Probably in a drunken stupor when he made it. MT @robyndoolittle: The mayor’s admission took his own staff by complete surprise.
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) November 5, 2013
But can Rob Ford lead?
— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) November 5, 2013
Last week I came home in a drunken stupor and bought a video game online. So Rob Ford’s explanation makes sense to me.
— Tom Ley (@ToLey88) November 5, 2013
Who among us hasn’t gotten drunk and smoked crack while running a major city? Judge not lest etc.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) November 5, 2013
— rebkah howard (@pink_funk) November 5, 2013
Rob Ford should pivot to Asia.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) November 5, 2013
Not sure I even get that last one — but I like it. Funny ones that we missed? Leave them in the comments or tweet at @ForeignPolicy.
Isaac Stone Fish is associate editor at Foreign Policy. Previously a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, he wrote stories on such subjects as the Dalai Lama’s effect on international trade, China’s love affair with rogue states, and crystal meth in North Korea. His articles have also appeared in the International Herald Tribune, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times.| Passport |