Monday, July 26, 2010

Crazy Candidate of the Day, Sane Edition

Today's crazy candidate is Colorado's Ken Buck.

The crazy thing is, he's not really crazy.

But once you've cast your lot in with the teabaggers, having a moment of sanity in front of a live microphone is just a crazy thing to do.
From The Denver

Ken Buck Calls Tea Party Backers 'Dumb----s'

GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Disparages Those Questioning President Obama's Citizenship

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck called Tea Party backers who doubt President Barack Obama's citizenship "dumb----s" to a Democratic operative recording his comments.On an audio tape obtained by The Denver Post, Buck was caught saying, "Will you tell those dumba---s at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera?"

Ooooh. . . . yeah, bad move, Ken! You really don't want to insult your main base of supporters, no matter how much they're begging for it.

You know, Ken, it's funny. I hadn't ever heard of you until I heard a story on the radio about you telling people they should vote for you because you "don't wear high heels,"

and when I look you up on the interwebs, this is what I find? You trashing the teabaggers?

Don't get me wrong, the teabaggers deserve your trashing. It's just that you've apparently been running as one of them. And trashing the people you're depending on for votes? Well, that's just crazy!

Oh, you know what else is crazy? Check out this snippet:

His Republican primary opponent, Jane Norton, quickly issued a news release Sunday night declaring: "KEN BUCK TRASHES TEA PARTIERS.""Ken Buck is two steps short of a fraud," Norton campaign spokesperson Cinamon Watson said in the release.

Yeah, your opponent is being represented by a person named "Cinamon."


That might be a cute name for a pony, or a kitten, hell, even a stripper might be able to pull that off (no pun intended), but the spokesperson for a Congressional candidate? Named Cinamon? (and it's not even spelled right?) Now, that's crazy!

An even bigger middle finger

On the way home from Asheville, we were listening to a podcast of the Bugle (and if you haven't heard The Bugle, you're missing out on some good laughs. Check it out here) and either John Oliver or Andy Zaltzman mentioned that using corn to make ethanol was akin to the biggest possible middle finger to hungry people in the developing world. And I thought he was right. Until I got home and saw a commercial for this: