ANARCHY IN THE N.H.: Vermin Vs. Rick Santorum

SLATE:  Around the corner, I spotted a familiar sight: Vermin Supreme, the anarchist/performance artist/perennial candidate who shows up to every locus of media shouting through a bullhorn and wearing a boot for a hat. For the last time this year, I saw Supreme pull his classic stunt, walking up to a window, placing the bullhorn on it, and yelling things to irritate the people inside. New Hampshire has extremely lax ballot standards, and all manner of harmless kooks can turn themselves into “presidential candidates.” Supreme’s schtick, mocking the presidential campaign process with dada stunts and “debate” challenges, isn’t new. What was new: The burgeoning Occupy movement sort of adopted him into the fold. After Supreme finished yelling at Santorum, an Occupier next to me thanked him. “I want to be you when I grow up!” MORE

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