Part 5 of 5
BB: If elected, will you sleep on a cot, sleeping bag, bed of nails, or what? ---
JP: I don't go in for gimmicks. The incumbent likes to brag on his Website about the fact that he saves $1,500 a month by sleeping on his cot. For a man who makes almost $150,000 a year for saying "No" most of the time, he could do more good for the local economy in the District of Columbia by getting a studio apartment and doing a little shopping when he's in town.
So, there you have it. During the course of putting together this questionnaire, I've come to think of Joe Puente as a thinking-person's candidate, yet down-to-earth enough not to turn off the anti-intellectuals in his district.
Independent candidates always face an uphill battle in our nation of strictly enforced two-party rule -- but, hell, who knows? During this season of anti-incumbent fervor, I think he's got a shot.