No, wait, not Tokyo, it is Ottawa that may go down the drain.
In this morning's Ottawa Sun, Sue Sherring writes on page two about the imminent entry into the Bay Ward, that is in the north west end of Ottawa, race this year by former mayoralty candidate, councillor candidate and long time window licker Terry Kilrea.
Mr. Kilrea, who in the previous two elections has had his head handed to him by Mayor Bob Chiarelli and then by the sitting councillor and current Ottawa mayoralty candidate Alex Cullen, says he is going to run again in Bay Ward.
Scary thing is that a/ there are 7 candidates in the race that are not named Kilrea, eight with Mr. K and b/ Mr. Kilrea got almost 40 per cent of the vote in '06. In an eight team race twenty five per cent could be the magic number and, on name recognition alone, Mr. Kilrea could pull it off.
Then there will be four years of him sitting on council with a confused look on his face trying to figure out how to turn on his lap top.