This weekend, Herman Munster announced that his son, Eddie, will be his running mate in the 2012 election, making the Munster duo the first father-and-son presidential ticket in the nation’s history.
Against the eerie backdrop of the Munster family mansion at 1313 Mockingbird Lane, the Republican presidential hopeful formally introduced the 10-year-old Eddie as his V.P. pick, thrilling the crowd of supporters gathered on the lawn.
Eddie, dressed smartly in his Fauntleroy suit, emerged from the house clutching his Wolfman doll, “Woof-Woof,” and a copy of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged," to join his father. The two Munsters then stood side-by-side smiling and waving as the crowd cheered and chanted, “USA! USA!”
Herman Munster later led reporters on a tour of the family’s spooky mansion, including the car elevator currently being installed for the family’s two Munstermobiles: the “Munster Koach,” a combination of a 1920’s Model T and a hearse, and the “Drag-U-La,” a dragster built from a coffin.
Eddie Munster, who attends elementary school, responded to critics who suggested he is too young to be Vice President, saying that he was prepared to take on the job, and that his age would not be an issue. “The fact that I’m a werewolf might, though,” he said. “But only during the full moon.” He also said that he plans to take his pet dragon, Spot, to Washington.
Meanwhile, his father is still refusing to release more tax returns, despite continuing pressure from members of his own party. Herman also repeated the claim that he “retired retroactively” in 1999 from his job at Gateman, Goodbury and Graves Funeral Home, somehow amassing an estimated $250 million dollar fortune by working as an embalmer.