Saturday, 31 July 2010

An oddball candidate

I'm sure that in the list of candidates for the Australian election of 21 August there are some pretty odd ball people but I wonder if any can compare with former Marine, Basil Marceaux who is running dead last in a four-way race for Tennessee's GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Yahoo News reports that last week, as they have done with the other candidates, a Chattanooga TV station gave Marceaux a few minutes on air to pitch hiscampaign platform, which includes planting grass on vacant lots to "sell it for gas" and a plan "to stop traffic stops." He may or may not have been drunk.
Judge for yourself
The Yahoo report commented:
Marceaux is running at just 1 percent in the polls, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press. But he's getting way more attention than his rivals, including Reps. Zach Wamp, who has suggested that Tennesseeshould secede from the union, and Ron Ramsey, who has questioned whether Islam is really a religion. Come to think of it, maybe Marceaux isn't that weird after all.

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