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Spirit Airlines Ad Pokes Fun at Rob Ford



    The low-cost air carrier that twice parodied Rod Blagojevich in its ad campaigns is poking fun at the recent admissions of a certain Toronto mayor.

    "We're not smoking crack," an Spirit Airlines advertisement reads. "Fly to the Toronto area ... from just $29 one way."

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford recently admitted to smoking crack during one of his "drunken stupors" and buying illegal drugs in the last two years.

    "I understand the embarrassment that I have caused," Ford said during a city council meeting this week. "I am humiliated by it."

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    This isn't the first time Spirit Airlines took jabs at an embattled politician.

    In response to Blagojevich's conviction on 17 counts of corruption, the airline released a sale on "f-ing golden" seats, $17 each way.

    After Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison, Spirit Airlines announced its "Slammer Sale."

    "You don't have to live in the 'Big House' to take advantage of these fares," the ad read. "But hurry ... you don't want to get convicted for missing this seat-selling sale!"