Thanks to Gawker, we all know the real scandal worth tweeting about is currently unfolding in Toronto. It seems that Rob Ford, the mayor of the largest city in Canada, was videotaped smoking crack cocaine. The tape hasn't been released, but Gawker's John Cook says he's seen it, and that it is definitely Ford toking on the glass pipe.

Ford must now ascend into the pantheon of ratchet politicians, those unscrupulous few who have captured the hearts and minds of the public with wildly out-of-pocket shenanigans.

Who's keeping Ford company now? Obviously, he'll be mostly closely aligned with D.C.'s own crack-smoking mayor, Marion Barry, but there are plenty of others. Find out who as we chronicle Great Moments in Ratchet Politics.

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