"Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad" Euripides
The ecstatic reaction of the Tory bloggers to the possible selection of Boris Johnson as their candidate for Mayor of London is bizarre.
I do recall the last time the Conservatives went for a well known but slightly "eccentric" candidate. Of course that was Jeffrey Archer.
Boris has a whole cemetery of skeletons in his cupboard, and may yet end up being found in bed with a camel or something equally inappropriate. His persona of dotty bafflement hides an ambitious but rather undisciplined character.
So the choice is set to be the corrupt and thoroughly nasty Ken Livingstone or the demented Boris Johnson.
If the Liberal Democrats can find anyone who is not a gargoyle we might just end up being in with a chance!