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The Most Awesome GOP Governors Debate

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:16 pm

[guest post by Dana]

I had no idea the Republicans in Idaho could be so entertaining! And they say Republicans are boring stuffed shirts. Not so!

In one of the funniest political debates I’ve ever seen (more like the only funny one I’ve seen), four Republicans running for governor, squared off. The debate included references to a “turd in a punch bowl,” “bondage-type people” who are “picking up strangers at night,” John Wayne, the “evil spirits that are behind the feds,” and dire predictions of coming earthquakes.

One of the characters, er, candidates, a biker named Harley Brown, summed it up,

“You have your choice folks, a cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker, or a normal guy,” Brown said. “Take your pick.”

Highlights below.


31 Responses to “The Most Awesome GOP Governors Debate”

  1. sp?

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  2. i’d love to know Idaho more better but Boise is a very very special place I know for sure

    the younger people I talked to there wanted nothing to do with it though

    but I wanna go back

    it has interesting preparations of trout

    it has mixology

    it has basque foozles

    and it has geographical features what you can gaze at while looking like you are very thoughtfully and pensively gazing into the distance

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  3. it’s not at all like wyoming

    which, that surprised me

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. Maybe Larry Craig just had a wide stance.

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  5. I reckon Holders black pussies, won’t be at any ballot boxes.

    mg (31009b)

  6. Coeur D’Alene is spectacular.

    JD (590a3f)

  7. I heard this on the radio but these guys are way funnier in video.

    nk (dbc370)

  8. Idaho also has nine times more millionaires per capita than New York, happyfeet.

    One of them was a man I admired, Jack “Mr. Spud” Simplot, the Potato King. He got his start as a hardscrabble hog farmer during the Great Depression. Where’s elissa? He fed his hogs wild horses. He’d shoot them, skin them out by dragging their hides off with his horse just like the old-time buffalo hunters skinned buffalo, chop them up and boil them into a nourishing swill.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Those highlights were sweet.

    carlitos (e7c734)

  10. Governer’s
    Governors. No e, no apostrophe.

    carlitos (e7c734)

  11. OK. So agreed. The “college” kids who are our future are ignorant and scary (see other thread for examples) and old coots on both “sides of the aisle” (see this video, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Perry/gramps as examples) are ignorant and scary. Where exactly does this leave us do you think?

    elissa (fcdf94)

  12. Thanks happyfeet and carlitos. Correction made. I posted late, I was tired, the dog ate my homework…

    Dana (9a8f57)

  13. No!!! Geverner’s was the “correct” spelling for these two guys.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. *Governers* is good too. 😉

    nk (dbc370)

  15. Sort of like having Ron Paul in any debate.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  16. I should have just kept it simple: GOP Debate. …the shortest distance between two points and all that.

    Dana (9a8f57)

  17. Hey, what about that 17-year old girl in some place South who beat the GOP incumbent in the primary for the state legislature? Now, that’s a girl to watch. I don’t see her sniveling forty years from now that her half-million dollar salary was less than a man would be paid. At the very least.

    nk (dbc370)

  18. Did anyone bring up Building 7?

    AZ Bob (533fbc)

  19. Or Area 51?

    Kevin M (b357ee)

  20. Or Comiskey Park?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  21. (Aliens)

    Book (ab4041)

  22. 20.Or Comiskey Park?

    Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 5/17/2014 @ 11:07 am

    Wouldn’t that be Cominsky Park? (To keep with the flow.)

    John Hitchcock (d5b207)

  23. The Power of Christ compels you! or something.

    Bugg (f0dbc7)

  24. “I’m honored to know that our kids to day could see that fine example, of authentic frontier gibberish.”

    That was the first thought I had seeing the candidate in beige with the full beard show up.

    Bill H (f9e4cd)

  25. The lifelong Sox fan called it Conminskey Field.

    JD (590a3f)

  26. “You have your choice folks, a cowboy, a curmudgeon, a biker, or a normal guy,” Brown said. “Take your pick.”

    If that was all I knew, I’d go for the curmudgeon. Way more than the “normal guy.”

    If the curmudgeon was somewhat reasonable and showed some ability to discern results and anticipate. Even without that he still might be better than the normal guy, who will assume everythinbg is working fine.

    Normal guys let the Phoenix VA work the way it did.

    Sammy Finkelman (18bea8)

  27. The curmudgeon he meant was the little guy with the beard, Sammy.

    nk (dbc370)

  28. Clayton Cramer, an Idaho resident, shares his take on the Idaho governor debate:

    The May 15, 2014 Daily Mail covers the Idaho governor’s Republican primary debate, and has great fun feeling superior to us. You might get the impression that Idaho is filled crazy fools from reading this. It was a clever strategy of Gov. Otter to insist that all the fringe candidates be invited — it distracted attention from his only serious opposition, Russ Fulcher.

    Anon Y. Mous (8ec442)

  29. The lifelong Sox fan called it Conminskey Field.

    Comment by JD (590a3f) — 5/17/2014 @ 5:50 pm


    The only thing worse than that was hearing Jeff Gordon, when he sang “take me out to the ball game,” say how happy he was to be at Wrigley Stadium.

    carlitos (e7c734)

  30. Comment by carlitos (e7c734) — 5/18/2014 @ 5:47 am

    The only thing worse than that was hearing Jeff Gordon, when he sang “take me out to the ball game,” say how happy he was to be at Wrigley Stadium.

    It’s Wrigley Field!

    Did he say that? And when and where was this?

    Sammy Finkelman (18bea8)

  31. I don’t live there, and I rarely vote Republican, but damn, way to keep politics entertaining.

    Snip (031824)

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