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Character in Politics

2009-10-07 19:17:58.31077+00 by petronius 2 comments

A recent debate was held by the Memphis TN NAACP between mayoral candadates. What was different about this one was that it included 3 professional wierdos who were running. They actually make more sense than some of the regulars running.

I do have more knowlege about Prince Mongo Hodges, perennial candidate and local crank. A few years ago I was attending a seminar in Memphis, and our hostess was a relative of the Prince, who she always knew as Uncle Mongo. He is related to a wealthy family and has owned some bars in Memphis over the years, and is always running for something. She said that some of his suggestions for city policies were actually pretty good. I wish we had somebody like this in Chicago, although Blago is coming close.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-07 23:33:12.345779+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, so the cranks were obviously those guys in ties, but I think I'd vote for any of the more casually dressed candidates...

Actually, this kind of echoes the last San Francisco mayoral election, where Chicken John's platform involved driving a van into a particularly loathed piece of public art. If I could have voted for him, I would've.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-08 02:39:22.845892+00 by: petronius

Where is Emperor Norton when we need him?