Naked Cowboy Drops Bid To Become NYC Mayor

NEW YORK -- The Naked Cowboy of Times Square says he's dropping out of the race for mayor of New York City.

Robert Burck is a tourist attraction known for strumming his guitar in the square while wearing only white briefs, boots and a cowboy hat.

He entered the mayoral race in July with the slogan, "Nobody has done more with less."

But now he says he's had enough of the red tape that goes with a mayoral run.

He says the last straw came when the city's Conflicts of Interest Board fined him $250 for failing to file a required financial disclosure form.

Burck says the only way to be taken seriously is to appear in a suit and tie.


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  • by J Location: Gville on Sep 8, 2009 at 08:31 AM
    Cactus, I care. Many people in NC Care...we love NYC and look forward to laughing at Naked Cowboy every year when we visit NYC and laughing at the people that see him for the first time. ROCK ON COWBOY!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 at 07:50 PM
    I would vote him. Great Body.
  • by chris Location: greenville on Sep 7, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    There's a nail with a head ace and you hit it square. At least he started his campaign by lying ....he's not naked.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Sep 6, 2009 at 04:22 PM
    His life is a lie. he claimes to be naked but he is wearing underware. Just because he does something to attract attention does not qualify him for public office, but now that I think about it he could do as good as some of the elected officials.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Sep 6, 2009 at 03:00 PM
    Wow: we need a little humor every now and then. Now who would take this joker serious to begin with, not me? I can see it now the "briefs mayor", "drawers for the mayor", the "bvd mayor", or maybe who really cares, it's NYC.
  • by Wow on Sep 6, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    This is the third story on your website... really WITN, i expect so much more out of you than this
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