Peter Y. Liu, self-described conservative multimillionaire and Oakland mayoral candidate, whose vision for the city includes arming the "good men" in the community and restoring horses to the streets, is basking in his newfound national notoriety.
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel did a segment Monday night on Liu and his perhaps unintentionally comic stances on the issues facing Oakland (embedded above). Liu's written response to a question about "bridging the digital divide" on the Oakland Mayor 2014 site got the biggest yuks.
As part of a rambling answer in which he said he wants to give condoms to kids in poor flatland areas who don't have access to "fast ass internet", Liu said, "The lesson here is this: when your son says 'Mommy, Daddy, I need internet access for homework.' This really translates to: 'I am gonna masturbate online while my parents at work yo.' "
Kimmel also highlighted part of a San Francisco Chronicle video interview with Liu, in which he explained why he was running this way: "God has specifically asked me to bring world peace" through a plan he's concocted (and described in detail to KALW's Ben Trefny) to arm "good men" in Oakland, clean up the streets and bring prosperity to the city.