Saturday, February 10, 2007
Running for Mayor of Newmarket, ON
Ah, if we could only see ourselves as other see us.
I saw myself as a serious candidate for mayor of my home town some years ago, but some cartoonists saw me as quite something else.
I did have a rep for canvassing with a full briefcase full of lunch, beer and other chewables.
I was also a lounge singer for money when not writing for the Independent News.
In my briefcase too, were novels I wanted to sell.
I can't say it was quite Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trails, a la Hunter S. Thompson.
But my opponent did burn my campaign office down.
No sense of humour, that incumbent!
Ah, the thins we do to get our 15 minutes.