Mario Cuomo and Carl Paladino are soooooooooooooo last month.
A lesser-known candidate for the New York governor’s seat by the name of Jimmy McMillan launched a party all his own — the “Rent is Too Damn High” party. I’m not making this stuff up.
But, yes, rent in New York State, let alone New York City, is too damn high. But that is not why Jimmy McMillan is stumping for New York’s governorship. This reminds me of the California recall election back in 2003, when former Gov. Gray Davis faced a possibility of being recalled. Arianna Huffington, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the late Gary Coleman, and Mary Carey, to name a few vied to unseat Davis. Even his own lieutenant governor at the time, Cruz Bustamante, opted for the governor’s seat in California, leaving Davis to defend his seat against the recall.
The grand finale was when the interviewer asked each nominee if he or she supports gay marriage.
Paladino: “I do not support gay marriage.”
Cuomo: “I strongly support gay marriange.”
McMillan: “If you want to marry a shoe, I’ll marry you.”