In the Context of This Presidential Primary Cycle, Just How Weird Is This?
This item, written by Lucy Sweeney, is from ABC News in Australia (no connection to the ABC television network in the U.S.):
“Vermin Supreme filed his paperwork for the New Hampshire presidential primary ballot on the last day before applications closed. . . .
“The bearded eccentric, who regularly sports a boot on his head, has been running for public office since 1987.
“His platform includes a promise of a free pony for every American citizen and a plan for the ‘inevitable zombie invasion.’
“’The pony-based economy is truly the most important issue in America today. Fossil fuels are literally killing the planet, and today, we stop that,’ he told the crowd gathered for his filing.
“’We don’t need no more cars, we have ponies.’
“’And when we have ponies, my friends, we are going to have a beautiful time.’ . . .
“Dragging a bag full of plush ponies…
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