Anyway, he’s back in the news. Ford, who fully believes he can win reelection, has solicited the help of former track star Ben Johnson, who was stripped of his gold medal in the 1998 games after testing positive for steroids.
Oh, and also helping Ford is actor Sam Tarasco, who you might know from the Canadian comedy series “Trailer Park Boys.” (I’ve seen one episode and wasn’t impressed enough to continue.) Of course, this grouping has all the makings of a fantastic buddy movie, and in fact I think I’ll start working on a script tonight.
This sort of story is also ripe for some sharp Twittercisms (remember when I made up that word the other day?). Here’s a sampling.
rob ford’s campaign staff is ben johnson and sam losco from trailer park boys this is real life
— David Uzumeri (@DavidUzumeri) April 8, 2014
Did anybody else see “Ben Johnson” trending in #Toronto and think it was because he died? I did.
— geoff brennan (@thenewscorsese) April 8, 2014
What does Rob Ford have in common w/ Ben Johnson? In both cases, when we found out they took drugs we were like: Yes, that does make sense.
— Stuart Henderson (@henderstu) April 8, 2014
Ben Johnson has coached Qadaffi’s son, raced a horse, & hawked Cheetah Energy Drinks for Frank D’Angelo. He’s not picky about his employers.
— Nikki Thomas (@MsNikkiThomas) April 8, 2014
Rob Ford + Ben Johnson + Mayoral Election = Reality TV deal??
— RNM (@ryannolanmckay) April 8, 2014
I’m gonna see if that last tweeter wants to collaborate with me. It’ll be TV GOLD.