Naked Cowboy runs for NY mayor - in his undies
Thursday 23 July 2009
The Naked Cowboy might be considered a quirky asset to New York City's tourism industry. Now the Times Square traffic-stopper says he'd make a mighty fine mayor.
Robert Burck, who performs in his underwear, made his candidacy official yesterday.
He aims to give the buttoned-up, third-term hopeful, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a run for his money.
Burck says: "Being naked is a whole lot more than having no clothes on: It's about transparency in politics, it's about telling the naked truth."
Burck does a brisk business posing for pictures with tourists.
His standard fashion statement is a cowboy hat, boots, white briefs and a guitar strapped to his bare chest.
As for campaign funds, he says: "I have no expenses. I own 40 pairs of underwear, a car and a suitcase."
* Source: The New Zealand Herald.
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