Were you to catch sight of a nest of mice and one among them claiming power and authority for himself in preference to all the rest, what laughter would split your sides![Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book II, Prose 6 (Relihan translation)]
So far the most striking candidate of the 2010 election year is this third party candidate for New York Governor:
Of course, he apparently has something of a dubious background. But that just means he needs to go into advertising.