Rob Ford Files For Re-Election

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor today filed for re-election and already the local papers have busted him for lying.

Ford then went on to declare himself the “best mayor” Toronto has ever had before rattling off a list of his alleged accomplishments, some of which in the words of the Star “were exaggerations or simply untrue.” The most obvious errors of fact were his dubious claims that he saved the city “a billion dollars” (an overstatement by at least hundreds of millions of dollars by the paper’s count) and that he had the best attendance record of anyone on Toronto’s city council (he is, unsurprisingly, below average in that respect).

The election is in October.