May 8, 2008

AND YOU THOUGHT RUDY WAS A NON-STARTER?:

London's American Mayor (R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., 5/8/2008, American Spectator)

The most momentous political story of the hour is not what you might think...whatever you might think. It has to do with an American politician now living in London and his aspiration to become president of the United States. His name is Boris Johnson. He, an exemplary conservative, has just beaten one of the most rebarbative left-wing reactionaries in the United Kingdom, to become mayor of London. Johnson ran a very fine campaign, an amalgam of high intelligence, sound principle, rollicking good humor, and energy that could be branded New Tory. Mind you, New Toryism will arrive on these shores in due course. [...]

[U]sing a governorship or a Senate seat as a stepping stone to the presidency is not new. Using City Hall in London is. Geographically speaking, Johnson's presidential campaign will make him the most ambitious carpetbagger in American history. He was born in New York General Hospital, New York, New York, on June 19, 1964--the year remembered by American conservatives as the Goldwater Year.

It is now faintly circulating through American media that Johnson was born here, but so is the report that he gave up his citizenship in 2006 after encountering passport problems with fussy U.S. immigration authorities. The report is in error. I can now reveal that The American Spectator in another of its world exclusives has discovered (see the June issue) that the newly elected mayor of London never terminated his citizenship. He is as American as Barack Obama.


At least none of Mayor Giuliani's mistresses aborted one of his kids (that we know of). Not to mention that the prior Johnson's were two of our worst presidents.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 8, 2008 11:24 AM
Comments

I like his books especially "Dream of Rome"

Posted by: mike in europe at May 8, 2008 2:26 PM
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