Whoa. It’s difficult to find quite the right words to describe the shock that runs through the mind when listening to Rob Ford talk about his latest problems. One thing’s for sure: he must have a very happy wife. At a press conference earlier today, Rob Ford, the Canadian mayor who has been plagued by problems in recent weeks, described a graphic sex act and told reporters in very explicit terms that he “has plenty to eat at home.” This admission came right after Ford said that he never told his former staff member Olivia Gondek that he “wanted to eat her p***y.”
Wow. This kind of language is most certainly not expected from a politician speaking to reporters. It’s more akin to the way guys talk to each other at the local watering hole. But maybe they do things differently in Canada. Maybe it’s acceptable to discuss private sexual acts in pornographic terms there. Perhaps all that ice hockey, fois gras and poutine does something to the brain.
The remarks came during a press conference in which Ford also issued a stern warning to journalists, saying “be careful what you write.” Wait; really? We’re supposed to be careful about what we say? Oh Mr. Ford, Sweetie, perhaps you ought to be careful about what you say.
While talking to reporters, Ford stated “The last thing was Olivia Gondek… it says that I want to eat her p***y. I’ve never said that in my life to her. I would never do that,” he said. “I’m happily married and I’ve got more than enough to eat at home.”
Alrighty then. A little TMI, maybe? But hey, at least Rob Ford most likely has a very happy wife at home. She had no problem accompanying Ford to another press conference after the remarks, during which he first said he was sorry for his earlier dirty-mouthed confessions. “The revelations yesterday of cocaine, escorts and prostitution has pushed me over the line and I used unforgivable language and I apologize,” he said.
But then he went on to say he was not sorry for his loose lips, stating “If you’re offended, I’m not apologizing, because put yourself in my shoes if someone said that about your husband or your wife.”
Uhm, Dumpling? You’re the mayor, Darling. Mayors generally don’t go around spouting off scenarios more appropriate for adult films, while in office. It’s not acceptable in most cultures to discuss your private bedroom activities with your wife using explicit slang terms for the female anatomy in front of millions of people when you are supposed to be a leader and role model.
During his statement to the press, he also threw around a lot of threats that he would sue various staffers for allegations about his drinking and doing drugs. Previously, Ford had admitted to smoking crack cocaine.
The Canadians are upset with this guy, to say the least. There have been multiple calls for his resignation, all of which he has rejected outright, saying he would not be going anywhere.
And while Rob Ford’s wife looking vastly unhappy standing next to him earlier, it seems perhaps she is a very happy wife at home. Maybe even worse than the ramifications to his office are the images that have been burned into our collective brains as the Canadian mayor described the graphic sex act. Happy wife? Perhaps. But we really didn’t need to know that.
An Editorial By: Rebecca Savastio