Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Late Charging Darkhorse in the Democratic Race?

Well, not quite, but voters in Idaho will at least have an alternative Obama and Clinton when they go to the polls on May 27. In a cunning strategy, the candidate is a step ahead of most politicians - he's already in jail:

Keith Russell Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999. He's scheduled for release in 2013.

Judd, 49, qualified for the May 27 ballot by submitting a notarized form and paying the required $1,000 fee, state Secretary of State Ben Ysursa said. As a result, Democratic voters will be able to choose among Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Judd.

'We got conned,' Ysursa told The Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash.
Will Judd play the role of spoiler in a close spud-flavored primary? Probably not. But the Dem race is so fucked up as is, why not bring in a prisoner to liven things up!

h/t to Doug at SL&P

1 comment:

Chris James said...

Eugene Debs, he ain't.