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Joining the very small and increasingly ludicrous list of celebrities standing by crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, Ron Burgundy announced that he is supporting the reelection campaign of his “dear, dear, dear friend.”

As part of the tour to promote Anchorman 2 — as well as the Ron Burgundy-penned autobiography Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings — Will Ferrell stopped by Conan in full character, and offered up his endorsement of the mayor.

“I hold [Rob Ford] in the highest regard. He is the best,” Burgundy told a skeptical Conan O’Brien. He then performed a version of Loverboy’s “Working For The Weekend” — complete with a jazz flute solo — as the definitely-not-official campaign theme song for Ford’s reelection.

Last week, Ford got a shout-out from another unexpected, but like-minded source when Charlie Sheen sent him a message of support. That was unsurprisingly not enough to stop the Toronto City Council from stripping Ford of most of his powers as mayor. And that, in turn, was not enough to convince Ford to resign.

Anchorman 2 is in theaters Dec. 20 of this year. Rob Ford is up for reelection in October of 2014.

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