Crack-addled Toronto mayor Rob Ford can't keep straight his statements about when he smoked crack, or how many times he has smoked crack.
Initially, Ford admitted smoking crack "probably in one of my drunken stupors." Not definitely, only probably. There's a chance Ford has hit a pipe sober. Since then, Ford's comments and clarifications have evolved in the ensuing media storm. Tuesday, Ford told NBC's Today Show he "barely" remembers the night the crack video was filmed. In another interview with Canada's CP24, Ford said he smoked crack "maybe once," and claimed he hasn't done drugs in a year. Again, Ford doesn't claim definitively that he smoked crack cocaine only once. Maybe Ford did drugs once. Again, nothing definitive. To commit to a denial would trap Ford the next time new, damaging details are revealed, which is inevitable, if we've learned anything about this particular scandal.
Oh, and Toronto police tell a different story. According to an official police document, first reported by the Toronto Star, the cops have concluded Ford's infamous crack video was shot in February. That's about three months shy of the last time Ford says he did drugs. "The video appears to show the Mayor of Toronto consuming what appears to be a narcotic," the document claims.