The main drawback of Jim Watson being elected mayor of Ottawa is that we don’t have Larry O’Brien to kick around anymore. He was such an irresistible target. I don’t know if it was his colossal ego coupled with his little wee brain, or his ludicrously macho approach to life, or his absolute willingness to say whatever stupid thing he was thinking…but whatever it was, it was hugely entertaining and provided plenty of fodder for the local bloggers.
He might not be mayor anymore, but Larry O’Brien’s still blogging. I was planning to write about his recent crazy-assed blog post entitled “Time for a BIG project?”
If I’d known he was going to delete that post from his blog, I’d have made a copy to share with you, because it was almost like Larry O’Brien had become a caricature of himself.
As I remember it, he was proposing a big fat underground nuclear power super grid to be built under North America, which would solve our energy problems while fixing the economy. He implied it would be politically neutral because the right would have to swallow the trillions of dollars of debt we’d need to absorb to make this a reality, and the left would have to swallow a nuclear-powered future. (It seems to me we’d all have to swallow all of it, but maybe I’m missing something.)
He also said, in an interview with the Ottawa Citizen’s Joanne Chianello, that he would be willing to head such a project, if asked.
I’d love to know what lead to his decision to delete that blog post.