The title of this post caught my eye on Greg Beaman's blog this evening (See Links on the right). No, he didn't mean Stuart Drummond, the Street Sweeping, former Monkey suit wearing, Mayor of Hartlepool (although some people might have their own opinion on this). He didn't even mean Boris Johnson. The Mayor in question is the mayor of Kiev, Leonid Chernovetsky.
Apparently Leonid has recorded a CD of songs because only God had a better voice. In selfless fashion the millions of dollars a day he expects from sales will help bail Kiev out of a financial hole. The Mayor (of Kiev) has also recently issued a call for all OAPs to be tempted into state care with a diet of caviar and pineapple. Maybe he was thinking the "free bananas for school children policy" has worked for the Mayor of Hartlepool so the Ukrainiane equivalent could be caviar and pineapple for Senior Citizens!
Unfortunately killjoys in the Ukrainian parliament have called for medical tests after fears for the Mayor(of Kiev)'s mental condition after he approved plans for a giant sculpture of a flying cow and a public monument to street lights. He has refused to comment on the MPs demands and has instead gone on holiday.
But Kiev residents have demanded he return home and undergo medical examinations immediately. One resident said: "Anyone who thinks old people are going to just move out of their homes they have lived in for decades because someone offers them a bit of exotic fruit and caviar is obviously completely bonkers. He needs testing."
Greg personally thinks it's a shame, after all he hasn't started bombing countries he doesn't like. Greg thinks that is madness. Of course in my opinion electing a man in a monkey suit as Mayor of your town, that's madness!
Of course so far Stuart hasn't even come up with an idea as good as recording a CD to sell to raise money to honour his other campaign pledge of controlling Council Tax Increases. Having any ideas actually puts Leonid Chernovetsky ahead of Hartlepool's Mayor. If he did record a CD I wonder what songs the Chief Executive would pick for Stuart to sing on it?