The Detroit News reported last week that Ted Nugent is considering a run for governor of Michigan in 2006.
Please do it, Ted. Please. Make my day.
My fantasy is that he gets the GOP nomination while the Democrats play possum. Only then do they point out some of the Nuge's verbal nail bombs to the public at large:
"... Yeah they love me (in Japan)—they're still assholes. These people they don't know what life is....Foreigners are assholes; foreigners are scum; I don't like 'em; I don't want 'em in this country; I don't want 'em selling me doughnuts; I don't want 'em pumping my gas; I don't want 'em downwind of my life—OK?" —Nugent as guest D.J., WRIF-FM, Detroit, November 19, 1992
About national health care: "The government must stay out of my life. If there are weenies who are in the liability column of our nation, tough shit." —Westword, Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1994
About Hillary Clinton: "You probably can't use the term 'toxic cunt' in your magazine, but that's what she is." —ibid.
"Oh, it's pretty simple -- I say if you can't speak English, get the hell out of America. In case anybody needs an interpreter -- get one! The American dream is not available for anybody who can't speak English." —in concert, 2000
(Source: fifth article here)
I left out some pearls of wisdom about Haitian refugees and gay people. Also about South African blacks and Muslims (Michigan's population includes a large number of Muslims and, of course, African Americans).
Wouldn't it be nice if, for once, a right-winger who said things like this were actually held to account for them?
Oh, and did you notice where the Nuge sent up his trial balloon, according to the DetNews story? In Naples, Florida, where he'd gone "to speak to middle and high school students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol."
But ... but ... but I thought we lived in a politically correct police state, where people were made societal pariahs for calling animal companions "pets"! Surely the thought police wouldn't have allowed someone who called Hillary Clinton a bad name to appear before impressionable youth! Ann Coulter says so, so it must be true!