Tuesday, January 31, 2006

MN Politics Just Got Boring Again

Aspiring vampire and erstwhile gubernatorial (or should I say, guber-notorious) candidate Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey has proven he is qualified for political office. Anyone STUPID enough to run for governor as a vampire while they have outstanding warrants for stalking and escape, is certainly more qualified for public office than at least 40% of the US Senate. However, his political career has just suffered a set back:
PRINCETON, Minn., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Self-described vampire and Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey has been arrested on Indiana charges of stalking and escape . . .
It's too bad, in a way. He had a pretty unique "tough on crime" platform:
Among his proposals was one that would use impalement to execute murderers, rapists and terrorists. "As governor," Sharkey said, "terrorists and criminals will live in fear of me, while the people of this state will be able to live fear free."
Which begs the question: How would he punish stalkers and escapees?

Alas, Jesse Ventura's place as the most ridiculous governor in Minnesota history appears to be safe . . . for now.