The Libertarian Party’s circus of a convention ended with a surreal final act on Sunday when a candidate for party chairman demonstrated his commitment to Enlightenment ideals by taking out the goods and shaking ‘em around on stage.

[There was a video here]

During a weekend filled with jeering, candidate James Weeks’ laissez-faire performance managed to draw more boos than the Civil Rights Act, driver’s licenses and not selling heroin to kids combined.

After finishing his striptease, Weeks explained that it was “a dare,” but the man running for the bachelorette wing of the Libertarian Party was kicked out anyway.

Apparently, the party’s commitment to individual liberty does not extend to big hairy fellas embarrassing them during their moment in the national spotlight.

Better luck next year?