2010-06-04

O'Brien's brain

Anybody heard much from Mayor Larry lately? I mean, aside from innocuous grip and grin snaps in throwaway tabloids, and the usual public pabulum? No? Thought not. Us coyotes, neither.

We may have to thank the mayor's latest handlers for this. It's the kinda brain trust that epitomizes a simple rule: if ya don't have a brain yourself, buy one. Although I note that in this case there's a whole team of, ummm, expert henchthingies to stitch up the ol' intellectual fabric. Possibly from the whole cloth.

While we can imagine it, coyotes are not party to the (no doubt) Hunter-Thompson-esque blend of medieval restraint devices, modern psycho-pharmacology and space age adhesives that it might take to keep some kinda lid on hizzoner's natural, ummm, exuberance. Whatever it is, it works like a damn. The result has been (mostly) blessed quiet for the citizenry. We needed it after all that came before.

Enquiring coyotes everywhere suppose that the reason His Nibs is actually paying heed to his high-powered advisors for a change is because he might still be eyeing that second term in the big chair, and hoping a short stint of relative decorum will do the trick.

Fortunately for those of us who are sensitive, the new strategy so far has merely reinforced the esteem with which we hold our beloved mayor. One hopes the electorate's famously lousy long term memory holds on just a teensy bit longer, so we can all support him right out of office in fall elections. In the style which he deserves.

3 comments:

Woodsy said...

Coyote, we count on you to make a list, just before the election, to remind us of all his brilliant shiny moments...

XUP said...

Jim Watson has been campaigning his ass off and has 53% support in the polls. Larry O'Brien has been laying low doing nothing and hasn't even announced his candidacy yet and has 31% support in the polls. The newspapers seemed to think this meant Watson was a shoe-in for mayor, but 31 and 53 are pretty close, especially considering the effort (or lack of) each has put into the campaign so far. It's scary that 31%of Ottawans (so far) think re-electing O'Brien is a good idea.

coyote said...

Woodsy: Ma'am, I shall continue remindin' unto bluefacedness. It's just unfair that I have to do all the extra work, when he's the problem...

XUP: Ummm, yaassss... But let's not forget that the poll would be of everybody. And last election, about half of everybody didn't vote.

So conceivably it could be the same 31% - give or take - that were so clued out that they voted for the guy in the first place. Uninformed democracy can be a bitch.

But think how much worse you'd feel if The Brain were in front right now...

Dammit, I'm tryin' to find something positive here!