How about a comedian for mayor? | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, June 26, 2010

How about a comedian for mayor?

Posted By on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 12:02 PM

Worth a read in today's New York Times is a feature on the new mayor of Reykjavik, Iceland — Jon Gnarr, a comedian whose goof campaign had an element of seriousness and who was elected along with a slate of other rockers and political outsiders.

The video was done for his Best Party.

I liked this:

With his party having won 6 of the City Council’s 15 seats, Mr. Gnarr needed a coalition partner, but ruled out any party whose members had not seen all five seasons of “The Wire.”

His campaign included polar bears in the zoo (rather than killing the bears who've swum to Iceland on account of melting ice), free towels at swimming pools (there's a sound reason) and a "drug-free parliament by 2020."

Noted: 2010 is a mayoral election year in Little Rock.

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