Naked Cowboy Running For NYC Mayor

NYC’s most famous busker, the Naked Cowboy, is running for mayor.

“The Naked Cowboy” plans to run against Mayor Bloomberg on a platform of “bringing transparency to a whole new level.” A fixture in Times Square for a decade, Robert Burck has made a profitable business from strumming a guitar dressed only in cowboy boots and hat and tight-fitting white briefs, asking tourists to pay a fee to take a picture with him. He travels widely marketing products ranging from underwear to comics. “No one knows how to do more with less than yours truly, and that’s the kind of thinking I plan on sharing with my fellow New Yorkers when you elect me,” he said, promising new ideas on tax breaks, tourism, gay marriage, transit and homeland security.

When my friends from the UK visited NYC recently, they were more impressed with the Naked Cowboy and that guy with the cat on his head than anything else. Go figure.