City Paper is not for tourists
Habitual mayoral candidate Faith may have a rival in the political-performance-art business.
At the Palisades July 4 parade, LL was on the lookout for something different—a candidate willing to set aside all the usual BS and tell it like it is, a high-impact politician.
LL found his man: a large but energetic middle-aged white guy standing up in a VW Beetle and wearing a panama hat. The sign on the side of his car said simply “Vote for Andy.” The crowd wasn’t sure what to make of this candidate, but his boundless energy drew a few cheers from clueless parade fans. LL figured he overlooked Andy at the Ward 3 candidate forums, but his hand-made campaign sign gave no indication of the office he is seeking.
When LL approached Andy, the candidate’s goal became a bit more clear: “I’m running for the highest-paid public office on the ballot,” he said. He also gave his full name as Andy Behr. Like any good office-seeker, LL figured Behr would have some kind of handout, or at least provide some way of getting in touch with him. No such luck.
When asked where he could be found, Behr responded, “You’ll see me on the part of the ballot where they put candidates for the highest-paid offices.”