Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Great Moment in Joke Candidacies: The Rent is Too Damn High

NEW YORK—New Yorkers have probably been buzzing about this all night and all morning long; still, this is just too good (read: too hilarious) not to share with the rest of the country.

From last night's New York gubernatorial debate, one of the great moments in recent joke-candidacy history, courtesy of Jimmy McMillan, stealing the show, George Clinton-esque facial hair and all, as the candidate for the Rent Is Too Damn High party:

Well, hey, for many New Yorkers, rent is too damn high. He speaks truth!!!

What else is too damn high? Student-loan debt? Credit-card debt? Movie-ticket prices? The possibilities for joke political candidacies in this mold are endless!

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