Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed up as a candidate for the position of Governor of California, along with about a hundred others. It occurs to me that America is missing one very important political party, one with a long and respected tradition in the UK: The Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
The Monster Raving Loony party was launched in 1963 by Screaming Lord Sutch, who led until his death in 1999. These are some current policies:
Fisheries and Food Agriculture
It's proposed that a law be passed making all "GM" foods illegal. They should stick to what they do best ... making motor cars.
Free range chickens will be issued with free range rovers. Wensleydale cheese will be made a protected species.
Ministry Of Defence
All bombs and guns should be kept in the fridge to stop them going off.
Dept Of Trade and Industry
All fast food burger outlets will be banned under the trading standards act. Its not beef in those burgers, it's cardboard.
Politics does not have to be dull. The current leader of the party is Alan 'Howling Laud' Hope, he was interviewed by the BBC in 2002, an interesting read. Hope's co-leader, Cat Mandu has sadly been run over by a car (yes, it was an actual cat). Some early policies of the Monster Raving Loony party were to lower the voting age from 21 to 18 (done), allow commercial radio stations to break the BBC's stranglehold on the airwaves (done), ditch the 11 plus exam (done) and introduce pet passports (done). Not so loony after all.
Vote for Insanity - you know it makes sense
Monster Raving Loony Party slogan