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Who’s More Employable: Romney Face-Tattoo Guy or This Czech Presidential Candidate?

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By Cooper Fleishman on November 12, 2012

No one with a tattoo can get a job, right? Duh! Well, except maybe these guys.


Eric Hartsburg, a 30-year-old pro wrestler and aspiring celebrity wrestler from Indiana.

The tattoo:

A five-inch Romney campaign logo on his face.

Is it fake?


Money quote:

“I’m a tattoo guy, and it was something fun,” he told Politico. “I was trying to make politics fun. I didn’t change no lives; I’m no hero. But I shed blood for this campaign, and I’m glad to know that I did all that I could.

“I’ve gotten a lot of negative stuff, a lot of ‘F U’s. It’s all kinds of ribbage, man. … ‘Your guy lost!’ ‘What are you going to do now?’”

Also, Hartsburg’s 15-year-old son thinks it’s cool.

Employment prospects:

“I’m hoping this opens some other doors in the entertainment business.”


Wrestling Danny Bonnaduce.


10 percent.

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Vladimír Franz, a divorced 53-year-old professor, “composer and postmodern painter” from Prague. He’s running for president of the Czech Republic.

The tattoo:

His entire body is covered in tattoos.

Are they fake?


Money quote:

“Politics, politicians and the state have become alienated from the people. Citizens are frustrated, and I fear radicalization. Politicians and the state are not the same thing. They do not own the state, but should be its responsible stewards, hired by the owners once every four years. Those owners are the citizens of this country. I think I have a chance, not only because I am non-partisan, but as a person without a tarnished political past and an individual free of links to financial circles and their interests.”

“Despite his intimidating image,” says the Daily Mail, “his politics are moderate, promoting tolerance, human rights, democracy and encouraging the search for alternative energy sources.”

Employment status:

Franz teaches at the Theatre Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts, but his presidential campaign is just taking off. He needs 30,000 signatures to enter the race.


He has around 9,000. But he’s popular! And then he actually has to run and win. Let’s say 7 percent.

The Winner

It’s hard to be a professor and run a campaign at the same time. We’re going with Hartsburg. Even if he can’t wrestle Screech, he’ll capture the hearts of every young, hip Republican with enough money and disregard for gays to vote Jeb Bush in 2016. But also, what it comes down to is really, would you want to punch this guy in the face? Yes.

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