The Rent Is Too Damn High?


Now before you get ticked at me for including a curse word in the title to this post, don’t get too upset with me. Let me explain…

In last night’s gubernatorial debate in New York, you had your usual suspects. In other words, the Republican and the Democrat. Then there were a few others that were a little less usual, representatives of parties other than the two major ones. Finally, there were the UNusual suspects.

One of those was a former madam who made several jokes relating to her former (or perhaps not?) profession and one in particular relating to a question about reforming the Metro Transportation Authority

The key difference between the M.T.A. and my former escort agency is I operated one set of books and I offered on-time and reliable service.

The star of the show, however, was one Jimmy McMillan, the candidate of the…Get this…The Rent Is Too Damn High Party. In fact, the name of his “party” was pretty much also his answer to most of the questions throughout the evening. To his credit, McMillan did at least indirectly answer one of the questions without referring to his party’s main issue. Responding to a question about gay marriage, McMillan said…

If you want to marry a shoe, I’ll marry you.

Part of Mr. McMillan’s performance can be viewed here. When I saw this, I honestly thought it was straight out of a Saturday Night Live skit…

Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, the concept encapsulated by the name of this emerging party could be a great idea…I’m thinking something like “The Government Is Just Too Damn Big”, “Obama Is Just Too Damn Expensive”, etc., etc.

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  1. […] As I reported yesterday, McMillan spiced up Monday’s New York gubernatorial debate with a quip or two and just for the fact of the name of his party being so damn funny. Apparently, good ol’ Jimmy doesn’t suffer from the affliction of his rent being too damn high, though. He has been living rent-free since the 1980s according to a newly published report in the New York Times. […]

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