Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Weird candidates in Eastern Iowa

While listening to Deace In The Afternoon this, well, afternoon, I heard Steve Deace interview James Hill, the Pirate candidate for 1st Congressional District. He is a hoot! This is Deace's only endorsement. Check out his website.

While searching for James Hill, I came across the Cedar Rapids Gazette's voter guide. Here, they have a listing for David Gochenouer, a Republican running for House Seat 34. Here's a link to the listing:

He lists membership in the NRA and the Iowa Pyrotechnics Association...does he look like the kind of guy you'd want handling guns and explosives?

And don't forget Wendy Barth, the Green Party candidate for Governor from Cedar Rapids. Although she's a nice person (I've met her), she's got glasses that could burn an ant colony to mush with the right angle of sunlight!

And while she's not in Eastern Iowa, Helen Meyers of the Socialist Workers Party, running in District 3, has some interesting things to say...uh, yeah. Sorry Helen, but as a farmer, I am not going to rush out and join you on the picket line calling for no limits to abortions, immigrants rights, and massive federally funded public works programs, even though you like lumping us with your commie labor unions.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he's the same David Gochenouer I may have taken a class or two with him at Kirkwood way back when. If so, the guy was smart as hell and a very nice guy. If it's the same guy I'm thinking of, I'd bet he was at least two standard deviations over normal as far in IQ went. Very bright guy.

1:36 AM, November 01, 2006  
Blogger bgunzy said...

I bet he is the same one. I think there's a better shot of him and his wife on his web page. I mean no harm to him - he probably is a pretty good guy.

The picture of him in the Voter Guide didn't turn out very well, apparently. Just that picture, and the combination with NRA (which I'm a member of, too) and pyrotechnics led to the comment.

6:59 AM, November 01, 2006  
Blogger Jordan said...

I find it odd that Deace would "support" a candidate who would "like to do your wife in front of you."

5:40 PM, November 01, 2006  
Blogger bgunzy said...

He's honest - I think that's why Deace endorsed him.

6:45 PM, November 01, 2006  
Blogger Jordan said...

Whether honest or not, wrong is wrong.

9:41 PM, November 01, 2006  
Blogger bgunzy said...

I think the endorsement was a joke...I hope.

6:32 AM, November 02, 2006  

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