There is going to be a strong need for comic relief in this year’s mayor election, which is one reason we laughed out loud when we got an email last night that Rev. Billy, bet known for theatrically attaching himself to a variet of high profile cause, is running for Mayor. He announced his campaign yesterday in Union Square Park and there is a Vote Rev. Billy website, which as of 10PM last night as blank, and a face book page. His facbook pages says: “I’m running for Mayor of New York City. There is life and joy after shopping. Campaign with me for the 500 fabulous neighborhoods of New York City. Who I’d like to meet: on the Internet. Everyone who is trying to adopt sustainable consumption to save our souls and protect our planet from environmental destruction. on the Internet. Everyone who is trying to adopt sustainable consumption to save our souls and protect our planet from environmental destruction.People who want to free New York City from the creep of the corporate monoculture of Starbucks and the other awful chain stores. Folks who support the growth of independent business and community gardens. Men and women who want to defend the rights of the people to speak in our streets, parks, sidewalks…” Rev. Billy has been theatrically involved in the fight to save Coney Island. Let’s just says we really WANT him involved the mayor debates. The Times even covered Rev. Billy, noting he’ll have Green Party money behind him.
Why We Sort of Like Politics: Rev. Billy Running for Mayor
March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment