Liberals have had a lot of fun the last few months making fun of the “clowns” who were running for the Republican nomination for president.

They had trouble remembering back to those debates when Dennis Kucinich, Chris Dodd, John Edwards and the Reverend Al Sharpton were up on the stage being asked serious questions by journalists.

Everytime I see Reverend Al I think of the Lenny Bruce line : “Never trust a minister who owns more than one suit.”

Of course, he has been elevated to the position of a serious political commentator on MSNBC.

And Al Sharpton, this holy man of the people, whom I’m sure has a deep and abiding concern for the environment, has a driver who picks him up at the airport in a Lincoln Navigator –one of the biggest SUVs in captivity.

The Reverend didn’t like it when his driver was cited for stopping in a no stopping zone:



At that point, Sharpton emerged from the terminal after a flight from Washington, DC, and raised holy hell over the situation.

“He begins yelling, saying the cop was just doing this because of who he was,” a source said.

“Sharpton was adamant there was insurance,” the source said. “He said he was on the phone with his lawyer, and he told the driver not to give the officer his keys.”

But the driver ignored his boss and turned over the keys to the cop — who issued the vehicle three summonses for illegal parking, lack of insurance and suspended registration.

Sharpton at first disputed the police account when reached by The Post last night — but soon saw the humor in the situation.

“It ain’t my problem,” Sharpton joked, pointing out that he gets driven in cars registered to his media company.

“I just called another car. I keep on rolling.”

When asked what was going to be done about the Navigator’s suspended license and lack of insurance, he said, “Somebody at the office will handle that.”

Al has a media company: Sharpton Media.

I’m sure most of the revenue that it produces is used to feed the hungry and clothe the naked.

Help me out here. Is Al part of the 1% or the 99%?

I think a Kucinich-Sharpton ticket would have been tough to beat.