Thomson and Ford exchange accusations on the radio
The verbals jabs and accusations keep on coming days after former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson asserted on Facebook that Mayor Rob Ford touched and spoke to her inappropriately at a fundraising event last Thursday evening. Taking advantage of airtime on his own show Sunday, Ford characterized the allegations as a "set-up" and revealed that he always wondered "if she was playing with a full deck."
Wow. One wonders if "classless" is a strong enough word here — though it's completely unsurprising that Ford would call his accuser's credibility into question with such a claim of insanity (how long does that particular tradition go back?).
Not to be outdone, however, earlier this morning Thomson was interviewed by KiSS 92.5 and speculated that Ford was high when the alleged exchange took place. Here's a brief transcription of that portion of the interview. When asked directly by the host whether or not she thought Ford was was on cocaine, she replied:
"I thought he was, yes, but I don't know. I looked it up, I went back and looked it up, you know — what are the signs of cocaine use? I looked it up and, you know, sweaty, talking quickly, out of it, arrogant, all these things were on there."
So the situation continues to become more and more bizarre, with both parties reputations on very thin ice. For her part, Thomson noted that she'd be happy to let the matter rest with an apology, but the likelihood of that happening — whether because it's unwarranted or because it constitues an admission of guilt — is about nil.
Stay tuned for the mayor's reply.