‘s been pretty busy on camera for the last few days. After receiving the nomination to run for governor on the Libertarian Party ticket in Alabama last weekend, she’s been doing one television spot after another. I just got the , so I thought I’d pass it on.
Note that she didn’t bring up marijuana — the media did, twice. Considering her background and that the weed or boobs angle sells ink and airtime, I don’t really blame them that much, though. Her callers didn’t ask about weed or boobs, though. They were interested in her platform and the issues which concern them the most — a lesson some in the media need to learn.
She covered topics like taxes, immigration, gambling and eminent domain. I’d have answered two of them slightly differently, but she did pretty well for her first week as a candidate, as opposed to being a drug and prison policy activist. About the role model question, she later said:
I wasn’t really sure how to answer the “role model” question. I was thinking “Man politicians are about the worst possible role models for anyone…maybe you should find them some new ones”….but I thought that might sound rude.
32,000 more signatures (which the Republicans and Democrats don’t have to get) before the beginning of June is going to be a challenge, tough.