Jimmy McMillan of “the rent is too damn high” fame announced his bid for mayor of New York City last week. He made the announcement at a small concert at Tammany Hall on the Lower East Side.
McMillan hasn’t changed much, never shying away from his singular platform saying, “The rent is too damn high. There’s nothing else to talk about.”
Shortly afterward however, McMillan seemed to flesh out his platform a bit, explaining that it isn’t just the rent that’s too damn high, it’s ‘everything’.
“Gasoline is too damn high, food prices is too damn high, food is too damn high. You go to a restaurant the cost is too damn high, because of the property taxes and the mortgages they have to pay.”
Despite seemingly being able to relate to the high price of just about everything, McMillan was still willing to charge an $8 cover charge to his Rent is Too Damn High Party party.
No word if anyone decided not to attend because the cover charge was too damn high.
And, also no word on McMillan’s monthly payment for this vehicle – the Rent is Too Damn High Mobile (complete with Jimmy McMillan action figure):
Multiple sources have indicated that disgraced former Congressman, Anthony Weiner, is looking to get back into the public spotlight, even mulling a run for New York City mayor.
The sources, reported by the New York Post, indicate Weiner would like to run for Mayor in 2013, before the public match on his $4.5 million war chest expires.
The Post reported the story as only they can – laced with jokes and innuendo.
Anthony Weiner’s not shrinking from elected office.
The disgraced former congressman — who’s sitting on a $4.5 million campaign war chest — is mulling a bid for citywide office next year and “seriously considering” a mayoral run, multiple sources told The Post.
The cocky pol is also open to the post of public advocate as a backup plan, said sources, who described the Queens Democrat as “desperate” to get back into politics.
Weiner, 47, has even spoken to former staffers about going back to work for him, according to another source.
Experts are indicating that he may stand a better chance of earning a public advocate position, where he could presumably lay low and cleanse his public image of a sexting scandal known as Weinergate, which resulted in his resignation from Congress in June of 2011.
As one of the sources put it, “The general feeling is that you can’t text pictures of your penis to a girl, then lie about it, then get kicked out of the House and then run for mayor right after.”
In New York, why not?