But it looks like it's true:
Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey is running for President in 2008 on the vampire... I mean, Independent ticket. You can check out his forms here.
Apparently he was found not guilty on all of the other business, and he's back in action at http://www.theimpalerforpresident2008.us
And he has a documentary out about him. No, not Sharkey's Machine. It's Impaler, A Satanic Vampire Runs for Governor at http://www.impalerthemovie.com/
I think there are still some parts of his foreign and domestic policy to flesh out, but I will say this: While some may resent the fact that he's running on pure moxy at this point, my immediate retort to those who'd outright dismiss his candidacy is:
Although this is an EXTREME example, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say: If we don't want the United States to be a plutocracy or to fall under the sway of oil and energy dynasties who willfully compromise our civil liberties, then we need to work to create a system in which ANY American has an equal chance for election.
It's time to make the United States of America live up to its promises.
Now, I'm not saying vote for any person who just comes along, but come 2008, I'm voting for the one who convinces ME with their vision, and not the one who convinces some party machine.
Now, if Sharkey could find some way to bring back Emperor Norton, as his running mate, I'd be paying a lot of attention. And as a final note? At least he's up-front about his 'evil.' :)