Oregon’s most famous kiosk operator and noted birding enthusiast, Ammon Bundy has thrown his 10-gallon into Idaho’s gubernatorial rodeo:
“I’m running for governor because I’m sick and tired of all of this political garbage just like you are. I’m tired of our freedoms being taken from us and I’m tired of the corruption that is rampant in our state government,” he says in a campaign video.
Oh, so he’s a reformer? (Spoiler Alert: No.)
[Bundy] is currently banned from the Idaho State Capitol Building after being arrested multiple times by Idaho State Police. During an incident in August of last year, Bundy refused to leave a committee room following a hearing and was removed by police in the office chair he was sitting in.
He’s running on the Republican ticket, I assume?
“Mr. Bundy is currently not registered to vote in Idaho, and he is not even registered as a Republican. Furthermore, we do not support his antics or his chaotic political theater. That is not the Idaho Republican Party, and we will not turn a blind eye to his behaviors,” Idaho Republican Party Chairman Tom Luna said in the statement.
Oh, so maybe he’s another asshole? Nailed it!
“… “I won’t bore you with the typical platitudes from politicians about how they’re strong conservatives, and how they support small business and education and all that. Nor will I pose in a hard hat at some random worksite talking to workers, nor will I show you pictures of me reading books to little children… I’m tired of our freedoms being taken from us and I’m tired of the corruption that is rampant in our state Government.”
Bundy also claimed President Biden is controlled by the “deep state,” and said that the president and the deep state are “going to try to take away our gun rights, freedom of religion, parental rights, and more.“
We’re talking Idaho (ground zero of militias and potatoes), and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see him win the nomination.