Thursday, August 27, 2009

Palin/Rammell '11

Here's a name you'll be hearing a lot of in the next few years: Rex Rammell. And you won't even have watch to gay porn to hear it:

Rex Rammell, a long-shot gubernatorial candidate seeking the Republican nomination, criticized [Idaho] Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday for not making good on a promise to buy the first wolf tag. Tags for hunting the gray wolf went on sale Monday.


On Monday, Otter attended in Lewiston and spoke at the funeral of Bruce Sweeney, a 10-term state legislator who served while Otter was lieutenant governor. When told this, Rammell said, "That's a lame excuse."

Rex the Rammer v. Butch the C.L.Otter. Now that's some old school professional wrestling.

Rex loves him some huntin', or at least some tag buyin':

Rex Rammell, a long-shot candidate slated to run against incumbent C.L. "Butch" Otter in the May 2010 GOP primary, made the comment at a Republican rally Tuesday in Twin Falls where talk turned to the state's planned wolf hunt, for which hunters must purchase an $11.50 wolf tag. The hunt is due to begin on Tuesday.

When an audience member shouted a question about "Obama tags," Rammell responded, "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those."

Rammell told The Associated Press Thursday he sees no reason to apologize for the comment because it was just a joke.


He also told the Times-News newspaper, "I would never support him being assassinated."

Rex is so popular in Idaho they named a town after him:

Rammell isn't the first Rexburg resident who has drawn attention for making an anti-Obama comment. In November 2008, second- and third-grade students on a school bus there chanted "Assassinate Obama" after his election, prompting the mayor of this eastern Idaho town to publicly apologize.

What are the odds Rex pronounces his name like Rahm Emmanuel?

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