The Idaho governor's race is very entertaining

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The race for governor in Idaho is full of highly entertaining characters. My favorite is Walt Bayes, aka Apocalypse Santa, who said in his opening statement during the recent debates that he has "77 descendants" and is running on a platform of Apocalypse Awareness and opposition to abortion.

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  1. For a second there I thought the guy on the left was James Randi. (Now that's ironic.)

  2. To think we can look back at the relative sanity of the Republican Presidential Nomination race...

    It's kind of scary to think that the national candidates are the ones that passed through the local and regional filters for crazies, and that was still the best they had to offer.

    Also, "Apocalypse Awareness" seems like a strange platform. I would think most people would recognize the Apocalypse if it was going on around them. That's some Mr. Magoo level of obliviousness.

  3. To explain why this wackiness is happening: The incumbent GOP governor is facing a "Tea Party" challenge from his right. The incumbent GOP governor used his power to get the two super-wacky candidates included into the debate in order to make the whole thing seem ridiculous and to avoid a one-on-one debate with his most serious challenger. Basically, the idea is, "Well, if I have to do a debate with this challenger, I may as well make the whole thing one giant clown show."

  4. The incumbent GOP governor used his power to get the two super-wacky candidates included into the debate in order to make the whole thing seem ridiculous and to avoid a one-on-one debate with his most serious challenger.

    A GOP versus Tea Party debate is going to be ridiculous whether you add wacky-spice to it or not.

  5. I guess it's highly entertaining if you don't live in Idaho. Thank goodness there are all of these enlightened people on both coasts who can laugh and point at the poor schmucks trapped in the flyover.

    I'm in fly-over territory in Denver, Colorado, but instead of letting these nutjobs take over our cities and certainly our state, we fight like hell to keep most of them at bay where we can.

    And, yes, just as I'm highly entertained by these nutjobs running for governor in Idaho, I'm also horrified and depressed by this at the same time. If these wackos were trying to take over my fucking city or state, my ass would be doing everything in my power to destroy them and I wouldn't stop until I was dead.

    If you don't want Idaho to be a depressing laughing stock, I'd worry less about what the fly-over people think and get busy changing your state.

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