Vampire seeks governor's job

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    Not exactly my kind of candidate, but I do kind of like his method of dealing with child molesters.

    Fri Jan 13, 9:16 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota voters, who eight years ago elected a former professional wrestler as their governor, may find a self-proclaimed vampire on the ballot for the office this year.

    "Politics is a cut-throat business," said Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey, who said he plans to announce his bid for governor Friday on the ticket of the Vampyres, Witches and Pagans Party.

    Like Jesse "The Body" Ventura, who was elected governor as an independent in 1998, the 41-year-old Sharkey once was a wrestler, although he spent his time "The Unholiest of Kings: Tarantula" on obscure professional circuits.

    "I'm a Satanist who doesn't hate Jesus," Sharkey told Reuters. "I just hate God the Father."

    However, he claims to respect all religions and if elected, will post "everything from the Ten Commandments to the Wicca Reed" in government buildings.

    Sharkey also pledged to execute convicted murders and child molesters personally by impaling them on a wooden pole outside the state capitol.

    Sharkey told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he's a vampire "just like you see in the movies and TV."

    "I sink my fangs into the neck of my donor ... and drink their blood," he said, adding that his donor is his wife, Julie.

    The field for the governor's race in Minnesota is far from complete. Republican incumbent Tim Pawlenty is widely expected to seek another term in November and his Democratic opponent has not been determined.

    Sharkey said he planned to announce his candidacy Friday -- the 13th -- because that was "my lucky number."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060113...0cSH9EA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl
     
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    This guy was Something Awful's "Awful Link of the Day" Friday. I thought it was funny, but the sad news is that he could win on shock value alone.
     
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    Sounds like a pretty sick dude.
     
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    He is. I mean I cant argue with his methods to punish terrorism, but he is pretty sick. I heard him on the radio on friday night talking to a local talk show host. interesting discussion. I dont think he will get much support. but he does have a website already.
     
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    I think he may have been talking to Joe Soucheray of Garage Logic http://www.am1500.com/garagelogic.htm

    I dunno. Yeah, he may sound sick...but I heard some of the things he believes in from the interview I heard (may not be what you heard avatar), and he definitely proves to be leaning to the right more than left. Given his outward beliefs of how to punish terrorism and sex criminals (esp child molestors), I think he may just win on that alone, because of the rash of cases here, and the biggest one so far, the Dru Sjodin case. From what I heard, this guy isn't stupid. Joe actually told him he's his new political hero, because he's nuts, and knows it, and makes no bones about it. Right down to the actual drinking of blood from his wife...

    I want to read more into what he believes before I would vote for him though. Although him actually wearing his vampire get-up would certainly be kind of neat. I honestly would not hold that against him. Personally, I think it would be like having a real-life Harry Potter character in government. BUT that would not entice me to vote for him just based on that. Seriously!!!
     
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    LOL! Yeah, right Fuzzy! We believe you! ;)

    I went to his website. He talks like he's somewhat conservative. But the guy drinks blood! I don't know if I'd have much faith in his stability.
     
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    I AM serious!!! :tng:

    I don't care what he does as far as religous beliefs. If he literally says he hates God the Father...then whatever, that's his thing. If he wants to actually drink blood, then how does that prevent him from doing his job as governor, should he get elected? I suppose I would want to know more about his companies' stability, as I heard he owns & runs a few, to know about his stability as a leader, and financial knowledge. If he can start and run several successful companies, being a governor may not be too far off.

    I like the job that Pawlenty is doing now, so I would hate to ruin that good path we are on now by electing someone different. But, there is a part of me that likes this guy based on the fact that he is a true vampire...at least in his actions.
     
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    Are you making a case as to why women shouldn't be allowed to vote? :dunno:
     
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    No, that's not what I mean, as I probably wasn't clear in my message.

    I just think that this guy isn't afraid to be himself, and open himself up to what I know will be a HUGE religeous-beliefs debate started by the local Christians/Catholics. You know they are going to start this "Sharkey is the Devil" crap...

    Ok, I admit it...I think this guy seems pretty cool just because he is very unusual and lives a life most of us only see in movies or read in books. He is different than the typical politician. Maybe that is a big part of it. He seems to be a genuinely nice guy, knows what he wants, and stands for that, no matter what people think of his personal beliefs.

    I never thought Ventura was cool nor did I vote for him. I know/knew him (sort of) personally, because I used to talk to his wife Terry, a lot at horse shows when I was younger. I had met him on several occasions, and thought he was the biggest ass. It seemed like wrestling had affected his brain because he came off as an idiot. I didn't care what he had been or done in the past. I didn't care that he coached the rival football team (Champlin Park Rebels) of my own HS team, the Anoka Tornadoes. He was a jerk most of the time to young kids who asked for his autograph after games.

    However, Sharkey (even his name is kinda cool) said he is willing to display ALL religous documents (Ten Commandments to the Wicca Reed as another posted noted), so if he's not afraid of the 10 Commandments being up in government property, then is he all that bad?
     
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    I can't do it folks...stop waiting. :laugh:
     

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