Wrestling With Politics

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Aug 14, 2009 1:29 PM
World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler is running for Mayor in Memphis, Tennessee. Readers might recognize Lawler from his ongoing feud with actor Andy Kaufman, cumulating in a spectacular fight on on David Letterman's show in the early 80's. The entire back-and-forth was staged, but it propelled each man into wresting infamy.

Lawler's campaign is based on government accountability, transparency, and efficiency. Here's one idea from his website:
Instead of sitting in some fancy office downtown, for two weeks you would have the mayor's office parked in a different neighborhood, where people in that neighborhood could have access to the mayor everyday without getting on a bus or without having to drive.