June 26, 2006

Apparently Some Folks Don't Mind the "Screw-loose People"

John Jacob is running for Congress in Utah and is facing five-term Congressman Chris Cannon in a Republican primary. But he seems to have another opponent, Satan. Or at least that's what he told Robert Gehrke a reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune.

"There's another force that wants to keep us from going to Washington, D.C.," Jacob said. "It's the devil is what it is. I don't want you to print that, but it feels like that's what it is."


"You know, you plan, you organize, you put your budget together and when you have 10 things fall through, not just one, there's some other, something else that is happening," Jacob said.

Asked if he actually believed that "something else" was indeed Satan, Jacob said: "I don't know who else it would be if it wasn't him. Now when that gets out in the paper, I'm going to be one of the screw-loose people."

I guess it never occurred to Jacob that incompetence might be happening.

But this is the part of the Gehrke's article that I thought was the most frightening,

University of Utah political scientist Matthew Burbank said Jacob's sentiment is unusual for a political candidate and might show his inexperience, but is unlikely to be a major issue for the conservative voters he is targeting.

"Given that, I don't think it's very likely to make a big splash among Republican primary voters, but certainly if he gets through to the general election it might come up again and he'd have to explain it more," Burbank said. [emphasis added]

I supposed this means that "screw-loose people" are not fazed by the remarks of other "screw-loose people." But then that is hardly news.

Via Drudge Retort

Posted by DuaneSmith at June 26, 2006 10:33 AM | Read more on Current Events |

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Does that mean Satan is on his opponent's side, who is another Republican? That is one good reason to not vote for Republicans!

Posted by: Aydin at June 27, 2006 08:11 AM

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