Editorial cartoonist Khalil Bendib has announced a run for President of the United States. Never-mind that he’s not a naturalized-citizen. Kahlil admits the run is for publicity for his new book, “Mission Accomplished: Wicked Cartoons by America’s Most Wanted Political Cartoonist.”
Unabashedly, Bendib admits marketing the book is behind the idea to run for president. When he saw photos of huge lines of people snaking around city blocks to buy Jimmy Carter’s and Bill Clinton’s books, “I thought-I have a book, too. I have got to become an ex-president. Unfortunately-and I’ve researched it-in order to become an ex-president, you have to be President first,” he said.
The campaign kick-off begins on December 13th at a book signing.