Have a look at these two portraits.
If they ever do a picture of me I hope they shave a few pounds off.
These images were in an article about the Mayoral election in the Wall Street Journal. It is well worth a read if only to see how the American’s see this contest.
Here is how the two are described in print.
Known simply as Boris, the 43-year-old Mr. Johnson is famous here for his elite education at Eton College and Oxford University, for his slovenly appearance and for his wit.
Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone, nicknamed “Red Ken” for his leftist views. Despite a long record of outlandish comments — Mr. Livingstone once publicly called George W. Bush “the greatest threat to life on this planet” — the working-class Mr. Livingstone is widely regarded as a disciplined and hard-working mayor.
“Disciplined and hard-working”?????????