INTERVIEWER: "I would like to feel that you were...not playing with the destiny of a nation just because of your own ego and...your own public image." KINGSLEY (U.S. Presidential Candidate): "I can't give you an answer to that...I am a narcissist by definition...I am fascinated with exposing myself to multitudes...The only thing that gives me pleasure is to be absolutely without shame...I adore shocking people."
This is a cultural artifact from the cult of personality known as Norman Mailer. After the T&A casting couch and blah blah blah he gets bonked on the head for his hubris. No one was male-er than Norman, who thought masturbation was for losers, and real men don't dance. Thank god for Rip Torn.