Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader chose a running mate last Friday.
The rumpled narcissist announced his selection is Vern Troyer, 39, the noted character actor who is perhaps best known for his role as Mini-Me in the “Austin Powers” comedies.
|Nader introduces his Mini-Nader
“You complete my ticket”
At a press conference introducing Troyer to the media, Nader said he was optimistic a Nader-Troyer ticket could win as much as one meeellion votes. “Our plan to outfit the White House cabinet room with chutes that empty into a basement incinerator will create the kind of accountability the people want,” Nader said.
Troyer appeared yesterday on NBC’s Meet The Press, where host Tim Russert quizzed the man who would be Nader’s vice president about a range of issues, from short term interest rates (“What do you mean, ‘short’?”), to federal mining policy (“A fleet of super drilling ships that can tunnel to the Earth’s core”), and how a Nader administration would deal with Congress (“They SHALL bow down before us!”).
Asked by Russert what action he would take if, for example, he was called upon to conduct diplomacy with a despot such as Kim Jong-Il of North Korea, Troyer responded that he “would not set preconditions for talks, and seek to create understanding between our two peoples. Then I would bite Kim on the leg.”