Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Today is Election Day. I hope you've done your part and gone out to vote. Of course, I have my own preferences as to how you vote, but the important thing is that you go out and exercise that right to vote.

Otherwise, as the popular argument would have it, the terrorists win.

One of the gubernatorial candidates here in New York State is Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. He made quite an impression at the debate and I wouldn't be surprised if he inspired a few Halloween costumes on Sunday night.....


'Saturday Night Live'

Kenan Thompson

From Wikipedia:
James McMillan (born 1946), also known as Jimmy Mack, The Black Hulk Hogan, Papa Smurf, Santa Claus on Venus and Rambo, is a martial arts instructor, former postal worker, Vietnam War veteran, perennial candidate, and political activist from Brooklyn, New York. He is best known as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a New York-based political party. McMillan has run for office at least six times since 1993 and is currently running in the New York gubernatorial election, 2010 on the "Rent Is 2 Damn High" line.

During an appearance at a 2010 gubernatorial debate in which McMillan figured prominently, he stated his views on gay marriage, by saying "The Rent Is Too Damn High Party believes that if you want to marry a shoe, I'll marry you." When asked about his stance on the environment, he stated he will bulldoze all the mountains in upstate New York. After the debate, McMillan garnered significant attention from the media.

McMillan was portrayed by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live. McMillan praised the portrayal, saying that "that put me over the top... this election is over. Jimmy gonna win it."


[Because of today's significance, there is no Two for Tuesday theme. This actually means I couldn't find anybody who played Carl Palladino or Andrew Cuomo on TV; both men are also running for NY governor today. And I already showcased David Paterson and Christine O'Donnell this year as well....]

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