As you might imagine, Jimmy McMillan, mayoral candidate of the Rent is Too Damn High Party, has a taste for the quixotic. So when the Board of Elections requested that he shorten the name of his party for the November ballot
-- as at least one other candidate has done -- for space purposes, McMillan refused. So the Board shortened it for him, removing the word "Damn." The candidate is annoyed, and at his own web site (warning: loud music
) suggests that the Board picked the word for exclusion for moral reasons
. "Damn is not considered a bad word in today's society," he argues. "It is just like saying darn it if you were to say damn it," and adds
, "They are not going to get away with this anymore, not without a court fight. To the NYC Board of Elections I say; Let's Get It On." We wait breathlessly for his next move.