Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
5. Ted Nugent
Having completed his “black power tour,” which went just about as well as could be expected, right-wing pseudo-celebrity Ted Nugent is returning to his favorite pastime: Lying about the presidency.
In this case, the lie in question is that Nugent himself could hold the office.
In an interview Monday with Detroit radio station WCSX, Nugent explained, “I’m being pushed pretty hard to run for public office.”
“I believe my sense of logic, my sense of common sense, my connection to people who are in the asset column of America… I believe that I would perform an enormous upgrade in returning to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and most important of all: accountability,” said the man who defecated in his pants to avoid military service.
He also added, without a shred of irony, that “politics in America are very embarrassing right now.”
By the way, for those of you keeping score at home, Nugent should have been dead or in jail about seven months ago.