GOP hopeful jokes about ‘Obama tags’
‘I would never support him being assassinated,’ Idaho candidate says
BOISE, Idaho – An Idaho Republican gubernatorial hopeful insists he was joking when he said he’d buy a license to hunt President Barack Obama.
Rex Rammell, a former elk rancher 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.
Talk at the meeting turned to the state’s planned wolf hunt, for which hunters must purchase an $11.50 wolf tag.
When an audience member shouted a question about “Obama tags,” Rammell responded, “The Obama tags? We’d buy some of those.”
Rammell told the Times-News newspaper the comment was “just a joke.”
“I would never support him being assassinated,” he said.
Then don’t suggest it, shit-for-brains.