Bernie Goetz is running for public advocate

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 16, 2005

Bernie Goetz is running for public advocate on a platform of vegetarianism and, uh, squirrels. Goetz shot four youths who tried to rob him on the NYC subway in 1984. (Is this campaign for real?)

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beerzieJun 16, 2005 at 11:36AM

Handguns are vegan, I believe.

RobJun 16, 2005 at 1:51PM

This campaign is very real. Bernie had been a guest on a satellite radio talk show several times in the past year and spoke openly about his bid for mayor.

sofasophiaJun 16, 2005 at 2:08PM

i'd suggest that he has a great chance of winning. if people don't do a lot of research before they vote, they might select the name that they recognize. unless of course they remember why they recognize this name.

kowgurlJun 16, 2005 at 2:12PM

Okay, if its for real then my next question is: Is he serious with that platform?

MattJun 16, 2005 at 2:24PM

"I think New York should relax on security."


JoshJun 16, 2005 at 3:13PM

"The above items are not original ideas"

CharlesJun 16, 2005 at 5:32PM

"INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING is a superior system."

Well, at least he knows a few good things.

EliotJun 16, 2005 at 9:50PM

He ran for Mayor in 2001 and received 1049 votes (PDF) in the general election.

minxljJun 17, 2005 at 8:22AM

I'm vegetarian, and I'm still confused as to how vegetarianism promotes less bullying? Hmm.

Funny man. We just don't get people like him running for anything in the UK! Love the squirrels though :)

KurtJun 18, 2005 at 9:56AM

his "bio" is great:
"Was active in community improvements and crime issues (for accurate 1984 subway incident information refer to: "Subway Gunman" by Mark Lesly, Ch. 4 - 16)."

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