Jailed "Vampire King" says he still wants to be our governor

Minnesotans can expect a campaign announcement on the "Ides of March" from a vampire currently behind bars in an Indiana prison for threatening a judge -- he wants to be our governor.

Seriously? Who knows, but remember last week we told you about "Vampire King" Jonathon Sharkey? He briefly ran for Minnesota governor in 2006 and recently pleaded guilty to harassing a Rochester teenage girl by e-mail.

Sharkey says he's not through with politics here Up North. Apparently he placed a call to Rochester Post-Bulletin News Editor Mike Klein on Tuesday morning "to tell him he plans to announce he is running for Minnesota governor on 'The Ides of March.'"

The Ides of March is the name the ancient Romans gave to March 15, the day they worshipped the god Mars. If you studied Shakespeare, you may also remember that in "Julius Caesar," Brutus warns Caesar to "beware the Ides of March," the day on which Caesar is eventually assassinated.

Hat tip too, to the Star Tribune, which unearthed his archived campaign Web page. This seems an apt holiday quote:

My name is Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey, Ph.D., L.D.D.D. I am a Satanic Dark Priest, Sanguinarian Vampyre and a Hecate Witch. My Magikal Path name is: Lord Ares.

I despise and hate the Christian God the Father. He is my enemy.

However, it doesn't mean that I hate all his followers. This Country was founded on religious rights and freedoms. This is guaranteed under the 1st Amendment of our great constitution. This right allows me to worship Lucifer and the Goddess Hecate, just as it allows you to worship the Goddess/God of your choice.

Full of cheer, that Sharkey.

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