Upon closer inspection it turns out that Palikot's madcap antics may only appear to be publicity seeking. They are probably an attempt to divert attention from his illegal doings. He was investigated by the National Prosrecutor over illegal campaign funds. Dariusz Piątek of the Lublin PO office said Palikot's campaign was "illegally financed", but the case was never highlighted due to Palikot's influence. (Who paysy the piper calls the tune!)
The Central Anticorruption Bureau suspected him of tampering with property statements and reporting lower wealth than he actually possessed by millions of zlotys and transferring untaxed profits to the Netherlands Antilles, a tax haven.
In addition, Palikot owes large sums of money to different companies, institutions and people. Among others, he owes 40,000 zlotys to a private contractor, Andrzej Kwapis, who renovated his office, but was never paid for the work. Palikot did not pay the money to a company that maintained his webpage, nor did he pay Piotr Tymochowicz, a public relations specialist, who helped with creating his image. In October 2011, the Electoral Committee of the Palikot Movement lost a court case against Pawel Tanajna, who had stated in Wprost weekly, that Palikot and his party act "like a mafia", paying people who service them only "50 percent or nothing". Justice Tomasz Wojciechowski said that refusing to pay bills was not "accidental, but rather a frequent practice". All in all, a rather shady and unsavoury character but at least now the publicity stunts -- a classic red herring -- make more sense.