No offense to Alabamans, but they seem to have some really weird lawmaker and lawmaker wannabes, starting with attorney general Republican candidate Dale Peterson, who just got busted for shoplifting at a Sam’s Club, of all places.
This is apparently the second time he’s been arrested for shoplifting in five months. While a thieving politician might not be all that abnormal, what Peterson stole was very much so. The Daily Caller explains:
“…he was taken to jail after shopping Wednesday afternoon at a Sam’s Club. Store security accused him of stealing after he ate a handful of cashews from a jar and then returned the nuts to a shelf an hour-and-a-half later after deciding not to purchase them.
“He maintains that he had simply forgotten he had eaten from the jar.”
Curiouser and curiouser.
But what’s even more bizarre, though sadly not abnormal (think Jeremiah Wright, Henry Louis Gates Jr., etc.), is the already elected Alabama State Representative Joe Mitchell, a black Democrat who wrote the following in response to a constituent’s emailed plea not to pass any gun control laws:
“Hey man. You have used the word ‘except’ when I think you mean somethin’ else.
“Hey man. Your folk never used all this sheit to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk. You can keep sending me stuff like you have however because it helps me explain to my constituents why they should protect that 2nd amendment thing AFTER we finish stocking up on spare parts, munitions and the like.
“Bring it. As one of my friends in the Alabama Senate suggested — “BRING IT!!!!”
“JOSEPHm, a prepper (’70-’13)
Then, when the constituent responded – understandably taking offense at the unprofessional, juvenile and incomprehensible response – Mitchell responded with even more ridiculousness more befitting an uneducated, unprincipled, unreasonable hoodlum than a civil servant.
For anybody who can stomach another racist rant, The Daily Caller has the whole back-and-forth email chain right here.