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PREACH IT! Yes, Jimmy McMillan, the rent is too high indeed [poll]

October 19, 2010 |  1:21 pm


The Rent Is Too Damn High candidateJimmy McMillan with Andrew Cuomo and Carl Palaino Meet Jimmy McMillan, the political version of that Pants-on-the-Ground Guy. McMillan introduced himself Monday night as the Rent Is Too Damn High party candidate during a seven-way New York gubernatorial debate.

"Listen, some child’s stomach just growled," he declared. "Did you hear it? You gotta listen like me."

McMillan is also a self-proclaimed karate expert.

Until that moment, Carl Paladino had been the only clown in the race.

Though McMillan's organization lacks the slick presentation of, say, the Bald Brummies Against the Big-Footed Conspiracy Party (headslapping, anyone?), it does have a nice ring to it. Preach It! pays more than two grand a month for rent, people! And it doesn't even include parking! Parkiiiiinnng!

We would go into the other ding-nuts in the debate -- including, er, sex entrepreneur Kristin Davis -- but that would only dim McMillan’s dazzle. You can't create a genuine Internet star if he has to share his glory with a former madam, especially one like Davis, who, to her credit, knows how to sling a zinger.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: Jimmy McMillan, center, with Republican Carl Paladino, left, and Democrat Andrew Cuomo, at a gubernatorial debate held at Hoftstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday. Credit: Audrey Tiernan / Associated Press