Top 10 ridiculous political candidates
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TNS was surprised (kind of) to hear that a penguin scored more votes in Edinburgh’s city council elections last week than the Liberal Democrats. But would Professor Pongoo (visitor from outer space, cousin of Pingu and and long-time crusader for environmental issues) be able to beat the other off-the-wall candidates that have come before him? With a rhino, a Satanist and a bunch of professional wrestlers to complete with, we aren’t sure. You can make your own mind up. The self-styled Jesus Christ. Mitsuo Matayoshi, from Japan, appears to believe that he is the messiah. Like Jesus Christ himself obviously would, Matayoshi spends a large proportion of his time campaigning in a mini-van bedecked with loudspeakers. TNS has been unable to determine how much of a success this has been. Jonathon ‘The Impaler’ Sharkey is a Satanist and professional boxer/ wrestler, who founded the Vampires, Witches and Pagans Party (two members and counting according to oddee.com) and made a bid for US president in 2008. He also claims that he is a descendent of Dracula, and has challenged Robert Pattinson to “face him on the field of battle” after questioning the latter’s validity as a vampire. Which would be funny, except he might be serious.
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