So it appears likely "Red Ken" Livingstone bit the dust in Wednesday's London mayoral election (along with a lot of other Labour candidates). Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Ken.
And (l'havdil) things are looking mighty shaky right now for Ehud Olmert's political career as well (although with Israeli politics you never know).
I'm really not indulging in too much schedenfreude here. It's the potential good fortune of their respective constituents that I'm actually celebrating. Of course, it's not clear whether their departures will/would result in an improvement. Boris Johnson is commonly described as a "buffoon" (or, if you will, "blithering buffoon"), and if Olmert is forced to step down, who knows what Israel will get in his stead?
Still, not a bad week's work, I'd say, especially if you include Jeremiah Wright's titillating performances and their aftermath. And now it's done. See ya, au revoir, hasta la vista baby and good riddance.