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Frank Bernheisel
Posted 03.30.11
Just Outside Washington

FRANK BERNHEISEL

All the nutcases come out to run for President

The US is a free country and as we come up to the presidential election -- it is only 19 months away -- we are proving it, every day. We do this by encouraging every nutcase in America to run for president.

Make up your own list. On mine, the latest is Roy Moore, according to CBS news on Monday:

    Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice who lost his job after erecting a monument of the Ten Commandments outside the state's courthouse, plans to announce in mid-April that he is setting up a presidential exploratory committee, an aide told CBS News.

    The aide, Zachery Michael, said Moore's platform will be focused on repealing the health care overhaul law, replacing the progressive income tax with a flat tax and bringing "commonsense solutions" on immigration and border control.

    Michael said Moore is entering the fray because "We're just seeing the same type of politicians run for president."

    He said Moore is someone "who can connect with over 300 million Americans across the country, which is something we've been lacking with today's leaders across society."

We remember connecting with Roy Moore and his Ten Commandment monument. Also, his parlaying his religious and far right positions into election to the Alabama Supreme Court. However, religion is not why he was dismissed. Roy Moore defied a federal court order to remove the monument and he insisted that the Bill of Rights didn't apply to the states. Alabama's Court of the Judiciary unanimously removed Moore from his post as Chief Justice.
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