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Rob Ford’s 15 minutes are up


Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leave his home early Thursday May 1, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

 

Although most people would love to star in a video that managed to captivate viewers worldwide and make them an instant celebrity, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not one of these people.

Last year, his political future dimmed after several news outlets obtained a video allegedly showing Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine. His response? "Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.”

He said he had only smoked once, and that he was committed to serving the people of Toronto. Many had doubts.

In turn, comedians were committed to making fun of Rob Ford as long as they possibly could.

On Tuesday, another video was found of Rob Ford. It didn't feature him dancing in a city council meeting or doing his best Pericles impression at a fast food restaurant or getting angry at Justin Bieber. No, he was smoking crack cocaine.

Now, the mayor is going on leave and his mayoral duties -- the ones that haven't already been stripped away from him -- have been given to the deputy mayor. Ford is heading to rehab in the United States , and the press came to get in their last parting shots as the Rob Ford saga comes to an end -- for now.

The last thing he told the Globe and Mail bureau chief before leaving City Hall?

So long, Rob Ford.

So Long, Farewell from Iain Gall on Vimeo.

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.

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