Conservatives Nominate Boris Johnson for Mayor of London

by Mike on September 27, 2007

in UK Politics

Boris Johnson has been elected as the Conservative candidate in next year’s election for Mayor of London. His main opponent will be current Mayor “Red” Ken Livingstone.

For those unfamiliar with Johnson, he is a Tory who looks like Doc Brown, writes like Ann Coulter, and is as entertaining as Bob Dornan. He may not be in the same mold as many American conservatives (e.g. he opposes the war in Iraq War), but his habit of attacking the media and nanny state leftists in ways that will have you on the floor laughing makes his campaign worth following. His celebrity status also gives him a reasonable chance of defeating the repulsive Livingstone.

Even if you’re not usually interested in what our British Conservative friends are up to, be sure to check out Boris’ website every now and then for some thought-provoking commentary and even some cheap laughs. You might not always agree with him, but you will appreciate his approach. He would make a much better Mayor than Red Ken. I hope he wins.

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Chris September 28, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Doesn’t exactly go “back in time”(a little Back to the Future there) to the Thatcher position, but is entertaining and a good alternative to Ken Livinstone. Gotta love 2 drink minimum attitude of Parliament. Having this in DC would make Congressional hearings so much more exciting.

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Chris September 28, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Back to the Future humor, I mean.

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