A man who wants to run for mayor as the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s candidate should be on the general election ballot, a judge has decided.Which really is just an excuse to run with this most excellent clip again:
Jimmy McMillan, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010, became an Internet and cable TV sensation after a debate in which he repeated his point about New York’s price of living: “The rent is too. Damn. High.” He filed signatures with the city Board of Elections in support of his mayoral candidacy. The board invalidated his petition on the grounds it contained errors serious enough to keep him off the ballot.
McMillan filed a legal petition, and a judge agreed the mistakes weren’t catastrophic and he should be on the ballot. The decision was announced Tuesday.
The Board of Elections declined to comment on the decision pending further review.