Idiot Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell
has been in the national news
for making a "joke
" about hunting President Obama. (Basically, he was at a picnic where the subject of wolf hunting tags came up, and someone in the audience asked about "Obama tags" and Rammell said "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those.") He doubled down on his idiocy by tweeting that "Obama hunting tags was just a joke! Everyone knows Idaho has no jurisdiction to issue tags in Washington D.C.", leaving open the implication that an Idaho under his leadership would
have jurisdiction to issue licenses to shoot the President were he to come to the state. He then claimed
that the "CIA" had contacted him about the incident; I assumed that was another one of his "jokes", in that the CIA doesn't handle this sort of thing -- the FBI and Secret Service do -- but then he repeated the bizarre claim at a press conference
where he refused to apologize for the "joke", but instead demanded apologies
from Republican leaders who had denounced his "joke", and insisted people should "lighten up" in general.
New West Boise has a great report
on the press conference that includes some of the question-and-answer section. I wasn't able to attend as an intrepid
because I had to work. Had I gone, here are some of the questions I would have asked:
"The Church to which you and I belong has as an Article of Faith
that we 'believe in being subject to... presidents...'. Do you believe that you are subject to President Obama as the duly-elected President of the United States?"
"Many of those who share your beliefs
say that 2nd Amendment gives them the right
to violently overthrow the government using guns. Do you believe that as well?"
"How exactly would they use the guns to overthrow the government without shooting law enforcement officers and military personnel? Do you believe that the recent shooter of the soldiers in Arkansas
was acting within his Constitutional rights when he used a gun to oppose government policies, or do you think that this right is only reserved for white Christians?"
"If elected Governor (right after cute fuzzy rabbits come flying out of your butt), you may have National Guardsmen from Idaho sent to Afghanistan. Given this world map, can you identify Afghanistan?"
"OK, I admit, that's a tough one. Can you identify a single country on this map?"
"OK, so geography's not your strong point. One last question: In how many gay porn films have you appeared under the name 'Rex Rammer'. What, you don't like that question? It was a joke! Lighten up!"