Sep 14th 2010 By: Andy Khouri
In a era of ceaseless celebrity endorsements for political causes and candidates, there can be no greater vote of confidence than that of the Batman
But since he's a fictional character, Democratic candidate for New York state attorney general Sean Coffey turned to the next best thing: former "Batman" TV star Adam West.
In a "robo-call" placed to New Yorkers yesterday, the actor best known for his portrayal of DC Comics' Caped Crusader in the 1960s television series, "Batman," told voters, "I know a thing or two about keeping Gotham City safe. Sean is an independent voice who wants to fight those villains in Albany!"The Democratic primary for New York state attorney general is a heavily contested five-way race that is filthy with celebrity endorsements. According to The New York Post, "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon and "30 Rock's" Alec Baldwin have campaigned for Senator Eric Schneiderman; "Mad Men" actor John Slattery backs Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, musician Pete Seeger endorses Asseblyman Richard Brodsky; and actor John Leguizamo is backing former Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo.
While the race is presently a dead heat between Rice and Schneiderman, their celebrity backers are laughably meager compared to Coffey's auspicious endorsement from Adam "Batman" West, who also plays a mayor on the animated series, "Family Guy."
"I came to the conclusion Sean Coffey's not only a good guy, but a clear thinker," West told The Post. "I've been a pretend crime-fighter for years. Now, we've got a potential real one with him."
Given West's historic record as a crusader of justice, it seems inconceivable that his velvety voiced robo-calls and inspiring remarks won't batapult (HAAAAA) Sean Coffey into office.
Listen to the call yourself below: