Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Moustache: The Rent is Too Damn High Party

The eleventh post in a recurring segment on moustaches.

Today's moustache: 

Jimmy McMillan
aka, The Rent is 2 Damn High Party Candidate

How many kids say that they want to grow up to be Governor? Plenty. How many kids said they want to be  Governor with a 19th century moustache and a 21st century slogan? Just one.

Where to begin, where to begin...

A little online research says a lot about this guy. He first ran for office in 1993-- seeking the position of Governor of New York City! That might seem crazy until you realize that David Dinkins was Mayor-- doubling the NYC deficit by one billion dollars

What actually was crazy about his candidacy? Tying himself to a tree and dousing himself with gasoline. Someone has to ignite the voters!

He later climbed up the Brooklyn bridge and refused to come down until his message was televised. Unfortunately, he didn't quite get enough signatures and was dropped from the ballot.

In 1994, he started campaigning for Governor on foot, while staying in homeless shelters. McMillan is a Vietnam vet, and he lives on disability due to his exposure to Agent Orange.

Ironically, he pays no rent, and does odd jobs for his landlord in an arrangement in a rent-controlled area in New York. He pays the rent for his unemployed son-- $900 in New York City.

Enough about the man. He's an unusual guy, but what's new? We've seen some pretty interesting things this campaign season with Christine O'Donnell's witchcraft clarification (and identity theft) and a Stark County Treasurer from the WWE. Speaking of the WWE, Linda McMahon is running for Senate too!

But none of these people are nearly as interesting.

None of them have a moustache-- let alone one as mighty and powerful as his.

This man shows his character proudly on his face--- how easy do you think it is to live with such a 'stache in this day and age? Every day the temptation to shave must sit with him. His moustache shows tenacity, endurance, and style. You could do worse for a Governor than someone with those virtues.

Unfortunately, the moustache is obviously irresistible to New York ladies. This candidate is simply another Eliot Spitzer in the making. He should end up on CNN too!

There will be one advantage to voting for the Rent is Too Damn High Party ticket. If aliens ever come to our planet and want to speak to our leaders, a man like this will confuse the hell out of them. They'd have to think they were caught in a galactic time warp that opened below this man's nose.

The aliens would then decide to live on Earth too, but the rent is too damn high.

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