From The Guardian:
It used to be loony left local government that attracted ridicule. Now it is the outpourings of mad mayors.
…[UK mayoral problems seem] mild in the pointlessness stakes compared with New Zealand mayor Michael Laws, who scribbled furious replies to two children when they asked him to adopt the Maori spelling for their town, Wanganui. “There are so many deficiencies of both fact and logic in your letters that I barely know where to start,” fumed the mayor, suggesting they sack their teacher and pay attention to child abuse in Maori society instead.
Laws, like former [London] mayor Livingstone, is also a host on talk radio, which must be the best place for these mouthy mayors.