When I was a kid—maybe grade 7 or 8—an unusual school assembly was held. We gathered in an auditorium and listened to a man talk about something that was ostensibly educational. I don't remember the topic; maybe it was about the political system or something. What I do remember is that this man talked more about himself than about anything substantially informative.
Even back then, I remember having the thought: dude, why are you campaigning to us? We're children.
I vowed never to vote for him.
So last night, in London's mayoral race, I voted against Joe Fontana.
This morning, I woke up and he was mayor.
It's not exactly terrible news. Change is always exciting, whether for better or worse. And nothing encourages artistic expression better than rallying against a leader that creative types tend to despise. I'm not opposed to lower taxes, though I'd rather see equal or higher taxes spent properly.
Plus, at least he's not Rob Ford. Ouch, Toronto. Just...ouch.
Still, it would have been nice to have a mayor who doesn't have a really crappy web site (really, I think you can tell a lot about someone by their web site). Can someone awesome please step up in the next 4 years? Thanx.