Alex Massie

In Praise of the Amateur?

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Mark Steyn says his old friend and former boss Boris Johnson is a "total squish" on ideological matters (ie, he's a Tory) and adds this chummy postscript:

If Boris can be Mayor of London, Sarah Palin is certainly qualified to be President of the United States, if not Supreme Galactic Commander of the Cosmos.

There's something to this, though of course if Boris buggers up London then that's tough news for Londoners but not too much of a concern for the rest of the world. The Presidency of the United States is in a rather different category.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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