Some Cry Wolf
April 4, 2014
Following the announcement of Darth Vader's candidacy for leader of the
Ukraine, a series of super heroes and other fictional characters have
emerged to campaign all over the world, blurring the line between
reality and politics.
Political commentators shrugged their shoulders, saying, "This makes
perfect sense. We're only surprised this hasn't happened sooner."
Here is a brief round up of the candidates. The media is calling them "The Marvelous 6."
In Germany, Superman has swooped in to public view via the Ubermensch Party.
Wonder Woman is campaigning on the Isle of Lesbos, sponsored by Virgin Mobile.
Batman is flying high in Transylvania, with biting ads.
Kermit the Frog is licking the competition in France, by means of the newly formed Green Party;
while Miss Piggy is seeking the nomination in Saudi Arabia, just in time
for Ramadan. (We are not actually sure when that is. And we don't like
And Iron Man is polling well in Pittsburgh, for the aptly named "Steely Irony Party".
We think this makes for great spectacle, and is not at all strange or alarming.