Even if you’re a fan of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, you have to admit that there’s something not completely right about the guy. If you don’t believe me, I offer this interview with MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt as proof that maybe he’s smoked a bit too much of that ganja he keeps talking about legalizing.
In the interview, which looked like it was being filmed on a park bench, Hunt asked Johnson if he thinks he’d be able to pull even with Clinton and Trump if he were allowed to participate in the debate.
“I do,” Johnson answered. “And it wouldn’t have anything to do with my debate performance, either. It would just be that people recognize that there’s another choice and that there would be an examination of me and Bill Weld as who we are and what we’ve done based on that.” (Apparently, Johnson thinks his candidacy is a deeply guarded secret that only a few privileged Americans with secret decoder rings are allowed to know about.)
Then Johnson inexplicably stuck out his tongue—and continued to speak, with his tongue hanging out of his mouth.
“I should dance up a soul rebate. And pot day any day and diverge as a bleeder!” he told a startled looking Hunt.
Ok, what I think he may have actually said was, “I think I could stand up there for the whole debate and not say anything and emerge as the leader.” But honestly, it was difficult to understand him with his tongue hanging out of his mouth.
But poor Kasie Hunt definitely looked startled, and visibly backed up about six inches on the park bench. And who can blame her? She couldn’t have been sitting more than two feet away from that waggling tongue—and the creepy politician attached to it. I sure would have been looking for an escape route.
What on earth is wrong with this year’s crop of presidential nominees? They all seem completely incapable of acting like normal, sane, adult human beings. I keep thinking we’re all going to wake up one day (soon!) and someone will tell us we’re allowed to take the blue pill so we can get out of this hellish Matrix and go back to some semblance of normalcy. But then something like this happens and I’m convinced we’re stuck here. So get used to the new normal, folks.
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