On Tuesday’s edition of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” the satirical wit of the host and his bevy of talented correspondents was aimed squarely at the crack loving mess of a mayor, Rob Ford. The story of Ford is the stuff that we’re sure the show’s writers dream about. A right-wing politician with a “tough on crime” stance is rumored to have been caught smoking crack, denies it for weeks, the video finally surfaces, and instead of resigning in disgrace as a hypocrite, he digs in and refuses to leave, giving Stewart and company a chance to blast him with punchline after punchline.
“So apparently the crack smoking mayor of Toronto has done it again,” was how Stewart opened the comedic volley. Then, “Here’s the sentence that I’m assuming does not follow that sentence…saves the day.” From there it was a constant barrage of jokes at Ford’s expense. After playing a clip of the vote tally to strip Ford of his mayoral powers at a council meeting Stewart asked chidingly, “Five votes? Who voted to continue to give this man power?”
Maybe the five votes came from undercover “Daily Show” writers who don’t want to give up their golden egg laying goose?
Watch the video courtesy Comedy Central, below.