Political Circus

Naked Cowboy Running for President

New York City’s own Naked Cowboy, who spends most of his days playing the guitar in his skivvies and posing for pictures with tourists, dressed up in a suit and tie Wednesday to announce he was running for president—for the Tea Party. Robert Burck—the Naked Cowboy’s given name—stood on the same street where he often plays his guitar, but instead he gave a half-hour lecture promising to cut the federal workforce by “40 percent or more” and stop the “infiltration” of illegal aliens and “restore the sanctity of marriage.” Burck also delved into some other serious matters: He declared his loyalty to Fruit of the Looms over Hanes, always.