First of all, lets get this out of the way; both of them blamed booze for their cocaine/crack cocaine use.
Yup, booze will do that to you. That's why we will never make any headway in the WAR ON DRUGS till we include booze in that war. Booze is obviously the gateway drug.
Have a sip today.
Sniff a line tomorrow.
Smoke a rock the day after...
Both of them are tough-on-(black)crime phonies too.
That's how they're the same.
How they're different is that Radel has worn the knees out of his suit pants with all the grovelling he's been doing.
Rob Ford hasn't.