The 2012 London Mayor election takes place on May 3rd this year. The most likely winners are the current incumbent Boris "Bozza" Johnson (Tory) and the previous mayor "Red" Ken "The Newt" Livingstone. While this blogger could normally care less about the political scene of London, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that, two months after this election, the winner will be headlining the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
I've seen Ken on any number of TV shows, and he's a cut above the average debater; even while disagreeing with his politics you have to concede his debating skills. However, I think any right-minded person will concede that, when it comes to the potential for an incredibly embarrassing but entertaining public spectacle, there is no competition worthy of the name for Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. Watching him at the Beijing Olympics brought tears to my eyes; as he expounded on the subject of whiff-whaff, one could imagine the bug-eyed expressions of the Chinese senior politicians and apparatchiks as they listened to their translators. If Boris at the Olympics doesn't cause at least two diplomatic protests to be filed, I have sadly mis-judged him.
Therefore, people of London, I urge you to think of the spectacle of foreign dignitaries spluttering into their glasses of taxpayer-funded vintage champagne, and vote for Boris on May 3rd.