Ford has been in the news constantly for the last several weeks due to his federal indictment on bribery charges and, more recently, his MLGW bills. During a committee meeting Tuesday, he blasted Marshall, Carol Chumney, members of the news media and others. Chumney, who was chairing the meeting, at first tried to cut Ford off but eventually just let him ramble.
Ramble he did, saying Marshall got $1.4 million in school board contracts, Chumney got fired from her old law firm (she protested that the statement was untrue), and television news reporters hounded him and his wife like paparazzi chasing Princess Diana to her death.
In a hallway confrontation, Ford and Marshall nearly came to blows, according to Marshall, after Ford first pointed his finger at him then put a hand on him. A sergeant-at-arms stepped between them.
WMC-TV Channel 5 has raw video (and we do mean raw) of Ford's rant. Among his finer rhetorical moments: "Don't Make Me a Punk" and "Don't Chase My Wife." A bravura performance. Not to be missed.
Watch here, as Ford takes the whole council on a joyride through Crazytown.