When I logged on to check the news today, it struck me that Yahoo! did not mention the recent municapility elections in the United Kingdom in which the ruling Labour Party suffering major setbacks. Â Nor did they mention the results from the race for Mayor of London, the City formerly known as Trinovantum,Â where Conservative Boris Johnson ousted Ken Livingstone, the darling of the anti-American set.
When I did check the UK Times web-site, I read that Johnson is already Mayor. For us Americans used to a transition time between election andÂ inauguration, such a changeover seems remarkably swift. Â Good riddance, Red Ken, is all I can say.
Though his successor, the new Mayor, showed much more grace in his acceptance speech, praising Livingstone for “very considerable achievements.”
I guess that’s why he’s Mayor and I’m not.