Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bob Barr, The World's First Self-Assassinating Presidential Candidate

A quick flashback to August 2002, when the presumptive Libertarian nominee was demonstrating his proficiency with firearms:

(AP) An antique .38-caliber pistol accidentally discharged as it was being handled by U.S. Rep. Bob Barr during a reception in his honor. The bullet hit a glass door, and no one was hurt.

Georgia lobbyist Bruce Widener said Tuesday that he had removed the magazine from his 1908 Colt but did not clear the chamber before handing the weapon to Barr, a board member of the National Rifle Association.

Widener said "one of us hit the trigger" just as he gave Barr the gun during Friday's reception at Widener's home.

In his defense, Barr didn't almost kill himself with pretzel.

This goes a long way toward explaining why the Libertarian Party is so small.

Update: Lest I be accused of coronating Boob Barr and find myself embroiled in a bitter blog war among libertarians, I should mention that Mike Gravel and some other idiots are also seeking the Libertarian Party nomination. This fight could go all the way to the convention, which is being held this year in North America's largest truck stop men's room.

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