May 05, 2008

" some ravening Hyrcanian tiger which has been deprived of its mortal prey..."


Commenting on political stuff, whatever you say, only makes people mad, so it's hardly worth doing because who needs the aggravation? But say what you will about Boris Johnson, and notwithstanding the probability that he will spend most of his term as London's mayor traveling around to various places to apologize for this or that, the man is a comic genius. The serious-minded see his victory as a sad commentary on something or other and warn of an impending apocalypse the likes of which mankind has never seen, or something. And no doubt they're right, more or less, in some vague way. Yet even though, or maybe because, we're not supposed to, I and shallow people like me are secretly looking forward to a wild ride. Don't say we shouldn't: it only makes it funner. Or rather, go ahead, say it. Maximize the fun. That's the idea.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 5, 2008 12:50 AM | TrackBack

The likes of you and I can only be gleeful at Boris' election, because we don't live in London. I'm looking forward to more clangers, appearences on Have I Got News For You, and looks of dismay of Cameroon's face.

The election of Boris is the best thing to happen to anti-Tories since the fall of Maggie Thatcher, mark my words!

Posted by: Leah at May 5, 2008 01:19 AM

I do live in London, a city which is now in the hands of Bertie Wooster. I just hope Boris has a mad aunt or Jeeves in his team to bring him into line.

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