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Gary Johnson should just stop talking to the media  (and stop smoking dope, too).

In his latest foray on CNN with Frederika Whitfield, the Libertarian presidential nominee admitted that several days after his last “Aleppo moment,” when he couldn’t name a foreign leader he admired, he is still unable to answer that question. And when Whitfield sought Johnson’s opinion about the New York Times investigation that revealed how Donald Trump probably avoided taxes for 18 years, he stopped yammering about his own tax plans long enough to confess that he hadn’t read the story and didn’t know much about that situation, either.

It is hard to believe that this man once governed the state of New Mexico. It is hard to believe that he ran for president before, or that he plays any role in national politics at all. He seems to have taken up a a new calling as a Dadaist comedian. You have to watch this to believe it:

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President Joe Biden at signing ceremony for Inflation Reduction Act at White House on August 16, 2022

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

To readers of a certain age who grew up watching cowboy movies on TV, that timeless phrase signals a major plot development. Maybe the scheming rancher with the mustache is ordering his henchmen to saddle up. Alternately, a hero in a white hat may be entering the fray.

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