Re doing his job: He. Got. Elected. Why did all the non-crack-smoking candidates lose to a crack-smoking candidate? Doesn't make a strong case for sobriety, that's for sure.
Crack isn't a drug that works that way. Maaaaybe if he'd got caught once, only once, but no.
Being a high functioning user has nothing to do with getting caught or not. Of course you can't be a "crack head" responsibly since that term indicates a person who does nothing but seek to soothe their addiction, but that's not what we're talking about here. He's doing crack at 1am Saturday night... if there's any time that's an appropriate time to be getting high, saturday night is a pretty good time.
Up to and including beating women, which doesn't seems to be even a minor blip on your radar.
Excuse me? This is a post about a new video of him using crack... did I miss the parts of it that refer to his otherwise abusive behaviour? I also don't see where I'm defending any of that behaviour - in fact I specifically call out his shitty behaviour in the second two paragraphs of my original comment.
Why are you defending this creep
I'm not defending him against anything but the topic of this post which was: drug dealer secretly films mayor doing drugs in his own sister's basement (sorry I misread this as the dealer's sister originally) then offers to sell the footage for a massive figure. Chances are he bought the crack off the very guy filming him. That's just a fucking dog move, irrespective of who is being filmed.
Attack a person for their real misgivings. I don't see drug use in all situations to be a misgiving, which is why I took issue with that aspect of this post. I'm not being the devil's advocate but reinforcing a libertarian view of drugs that I have consistently taken for years and repeatedly made here.