The mythical world of NYC politics
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If you've been following the race for the 19th Council District (currently held by Tony Avella, who decided not to run for a third term and instead waged an unsuccessful campaign to win the Democratic nomination for mayor), then you know that the race is between Kevin Kim, a veteran of Congressman Gary Ackerman's office, and First Atheling, or King, of Normandy, a branch of the Theod faith of pre-Christian Heathen religions assembled in the Greater New York area.

No foolin', this is the greatest struggle since Odin threw down the frost giant Ymir!

The “First Atheling” is actually Dan Halloran, who by day is a prosecutor with political ambitions. His “unique” religious beliefs were widely reported in poorly disguised hack job printed in a local Queens rag, and have gained little traction since they were revealed. It's possible that the disenfranchised voters of northeast Queens are ready for a sword-wielding pagan who swears allegiance to mythical Norse gods to represent them in the City Council.

You have to admit, it's quite a unique religious background for a man who is running on the usually conservative Republican ticket, but it turns out that Halloran isn't the only person working in the Republican party who might have a skeleton or two in the closet.

The New York Times revealed recently that a pollster working for Mayor Michael Bloomberg can trace his lineage all the way back to Count Chocula, er, Count Dracula, according to family legend. But perhaps a more disturbing fact is that Bernard Whitman is obsessed with Richard Nixon and read his autobiography at the age of 12.

Let's see, a corrupt leader and a bloodsucker (which let you guess which is which) – that's quite the pair of role models.

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