…a fair and balanced look at the mayoral election.
So this week, in the gaps between the day job, I’ve been putting together some political coverage for Londonist.
On Monday I pondered the vexed question of why getting elected mayor of London seemed to be more a matter of being famous and shouty than of actually being good at stuff.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I did not in any way contribute to that shoutiness, by getting two prominent political bloggers to explain why they’d rather scoop out their own eyes with a spoon than vote for the other guy. Oddly enough, both offered largely the same reasons: that he’s a pathological liar with a penchant for pissing our money away on trinkets. Both kind of have a point.
On Thursday, the esteemed Rachel Holdsworth finally finished her decade-long project to read biographies of the three leading candidates, an experience that has, frankly, left her a bit odd.
Friday I was so depressed by the experience I didn’t write anything. Can we have some more options, please?