Now, as for a birthday present... the cynics among us surely have some suggestions. The rest of us just hope Ford has a quiet day, even just one quiet peaceful day, in the eye of a growing storm surrounding allegations that he was videotaped smoking from a crack pipe.
Thanks #Toronto for all of your birthday wishes! I truly appreciate your ongoing support.
— Mayor Rob Ford (@TOMayorFord) May 28, 2013
Of course, that might be too much to ask for. The Mayor's Office was rocked yesterday when his two senior communications officers resigned following a contentious radio declaration that the video doesn't exist and a public statement in which he denied doing crack cocaine.
The resignations followed the firing of chief of staff Mark Towhey, who reportedly urged the mayor to go to rehab.
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