* Rick Santorum set to push aside political waste, officially thrust self into tight GOP race.
* Former congressperson and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney turns up on pro-Qaddafi Libyan television station in effort to make people "understand what is happening here," see her on television.
* Texas governor not particularly popular among Texans.
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Tags: Charles Krauthammer, Cynthia McKinney, Green Party, House of Representatives, Medicare, Muammar Qaddafi, Paul Ryan, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Texas
Used to be a third party candidate couldn't get arrested in this country. Looks like things are finally turning around for the Green Party…
A Green Party candidate in the California's governor's race was arrested Tuesday after trying to get into a debate she was not allowed to participate in.
Laura Wells, 62, from Oakland tried to enter a debate between leading candidates in the race: Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman and Democratic opponent Jerry Brown, police said… Wells was not allowed to be part of the debate because of her lack of support in the polls, CNN-affiliate KTVU reported…
San Rafael police said Wells was arrested for trespassing after trying to use a bogus ticket to get into the event and then arguing with school security officers.
This seems kind of unfair. Why should Wells not be allowed to sit quietly, anonymously and not-making-a-scenedly in the audience like any other Californian while her two political rivals* debated up on stage as she was certainly planning to do?
Okay, maybe her ticket was in fact "bogus." Or, then again, maybe it wasn't. Either way, if running a distant 3rd (or possibly 6th) doesn't get a spot up on stage, shouldn't at least be good for a few comped tickets? Or at least a little media attention. Would that have been too much to ask?
* Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman are her rivals. She doesn't need to be their rival. Nor do they need to know her name.
Tags: California, Debates, Green Party, Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman
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Arizona Republican Recruiting Homeless People to Run on Green Party Ticket, But Don't Worry, They're All White
So, a bunch of Democrats are apparently mad at this one Republican guy* who's running for state legislature in Arizona has been recruiting homeless people off the streets of Tempe to run against his party in the upcoming elections.
Now, I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. They probably won't win because they're running for the Green Party…
"Did I recruit candidates? Yes," said [Steve] May, who is himself a candidate for the State Legislature, on the Republican ticket. "Are they fake candidates? No way."
To make his point, Mr. May went by Starbucks, the gathering spot of the Mill Rats, as the frequenters of Mill Avenue are known.
"Are you fake, Benjamin?" he yelled out to [Thomas Pearcy 20, who is running for a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission], who cried out "No," with an expletive attached.
"Are you fake, Thomas?" Mr. May shouted in the direction of Thomas Meadows, 27, a tarot card reader with less than a dollar to his name who is running for state treasurer. He similarly disagreed.
"Are you fake, Grandpa?" he said to Anthony Goshorn, 53, a candidate for the State Senate whose bushy white beard and paternal manner have earned him that nickname on the streets. "I'm real," he replied.
Well, I suppose that settles that! You heard Candidate Grandpa; he's real! Look, he's even wearing a clean crisp brand new white shirt, which he probably just had pressed at the hobo dry cleaners. And the tarot-reader guy, not to be outdone, is all decked out in his best jester's hat. What other proof do you need, you cynical liberals?
Seriously. The Democrats are always complaining about taking care of the poor and downtrodden, and now finally a Republican is here who's willing to pay attention to three of them for approximately two months, purely out of the goodness of his heart and the possibility that they will siphon votes away from the Democrats, and you Democrats shit all over it. Make up your mind, Democrats! It's either this, or we go back to homeless fight club organ harvesting festivals.
* I don't really see how this matters to the story one way or another, but I kind of feel like I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't point out that Steve May is a gay Republican in Arizona. You know, it's like how when you see a really rare bird, you have to stop the care and take a look.
Tags: Arizona, Green Party, LGBT, Republicans
You know what the most annoying thing about Mother's Day is? It's usually so goddamned hyper nonpartisan! Who can put up with that kind of obnoxious nonpartisanship in today's political climate. Not your mom. Or, at least, she shouldn't have to.
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Tags: Democrats, Green Party, Independent, Libertarian, Mother's Day, Republicans, Tea Party