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Brian Schweitzer’s Funny Joke From Last Night

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Here is delightful Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer cracking wise about John McCain’s eleventy billion back yards, and how they cannot make America energy independent. This guy was adorable, with his bolo tie and his “I am a used car salesman, but a used car salesman from 1950, when it was still wholesome” demeanor. Wasn’t there some talk about him being on Obama’s veep list early on? Ah yes. [YouTube]

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  • cal

    Schweitzer will give ya a great deal on a used RV.

  • TGY

    Do condos have back yards?

  • DemmeFatale

    I wish we were related.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Was the Obama camp checking out everybody from every three-electoral-vote state as a potential running mate, then? If only Hillary had gotten elected as the senator from Delaware, the bitters would be happy.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    This guy should have been the keynote; dang that Mark Warner is better than Ambien.

  • TheRealJimbo

    I hope he makes bolo ties cool again. I’ve got a closet full of ’em.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I really hope they just continue to run this joke into the ground! OVER & OVER & OVER & OVER AGAIN!!! Just like the “Al Gore created the internet” and “John Kerry is French” bullshit from the past 2 elections.

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    Why cut him off??? What IS that proposition, pray tell? No money down? 0% APR? Free oil changes? Count me in, Slick!

  • canuckistani

    a montana cattle rancher that speaks fluent arabic…how is this guy not the president?

  • spencer

    Next time I’m having sex with a girl (one can dream, right?) I am going to wear a bolo tie and go “woohoo! woohoo! not bad”.

  • medievalist

    Bolo ties rule. Montana rules.

    This guy could tell you Bush what one really does on a ranch (there’s more than clearing brush). And he could do it in Arabic.

  • grendel

    [re=71497]TheRealJimbo[/re]: How many bolo ties does it take to fill a closet?

  • Kaclon

    [re=71503]canuckistani[/re]: He and Scott Kleeb could run together. They would be unstoppable.

  • spencer

    [re=71503]canuckistani[/re]: Just wait until you meet the new senator from Nebraska, Scott Kleeb. A cattle rancher who has a PhD in history from Yale.

  • CrunchyKnee

    Montana Dems are pretty cool. You got this guy, then the other dude with a flat top who drives tractors.

  • spencer

    [re=71509]Kaclon[/re]: great minds think alike

  • The Incomparable Tiny Valdez

    I would love to see a picture of Scott Kleeb without that stupid hat.

  • BigBrainOnBrad

    He looks like he should finish every sentence with “or my name ain’t Nathan Arizona”.

  • TheRealJimbo

    [re=71508]grendel[/re]: ok, technically I’ve got 12, including the two classics – the pewter cow skull with horns and one with a buffalo nickel embedded in it.

    Now if only the Dems have a speaking slot for some guy who wears really wide ties, I won’t have to worry about neckwear for years.

  • Cogito Ergo Bibo

    No drilling in Whiney McWhitey’s backyards. That’s where the bodies are buried.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    He did all right (unlike Warner), but I still can’t wait for Biden to take his pound of flesh tonight. He’s a long-winded bastard, but he can be funny as hell, and is the king of the political one-liner.

  • mr.november

    I thought Rod Rowdy passed away.

  • Miller

    You cut out the beginning where he came out and wrestled a rampaging bull to the ground, then strangled it with his bolo tie, carved it up, and grilled steaks for the first five rows. Obama missed out on a transcendent VP choice.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Oooweee, Sara. Are you the only early morning riser on the laptops every mornin.’
    Anyway, this guy, Brian, is totally cool. Funny, and, cool.

  • user-of-owls

    Dear Hacendado McCain,
    You wanted drilling? You got it. And with any luck, you’ll get more drilling from this heretofore secret army Rancher Rhodes Scholars.
    Los Pinches

  • randomsausage

    He talk purtier than a 20 dollar whore

  • Cape Clod

    And he finished up his speech by lassoing Bill Richardson from the podium while he was being interviewed by Anderson Cooper.

  • thefrontpage

    When does this nightmare end? After Ted Kennedy, everything just seems like crap. Ted Kennedy is the highlight, Ted Kennedy is the mountaintop.

    After him, not much else matters. Hope the free food and drink is fun.

  • Fear of a Black Reagan

    This guy would have been an excellent second black Muslim vice presidnet of the United States. Not only could he have taken the oath of office on the Koran, he could have said the whole oath backwards in Arabic and Swahili…then given the first ever inaugural address on soil science to receive a standing ovation (v.p. Hannibal Hamlin’s soil science stemwinder didn’t go over so well at Lincoln’s first inaugural)

  • randomsausage

    [re=71549]Cape Clod[/re]: Coop probably got a stiffy during that Brokeback Mountain moment.

  • Poindextrous

    But he takes his dog to work and fundraisers where it gets to eat cheese cubes and arugula…

  • DemmeFatale

    [re=71551]thefrontpage[/re]: Fear not. Think of him as a warrior passing on the torch. Now think of who deserves to receive it.

  • DoctorCulturae

    [re=71551]thefrontpage[/re]: The world is going to hell and the Dems have their heads stuck in their navels.

    The worst administration in history and the Dems Ambien Mark & Performance Artist Hilz stuck on their own selfish constituencies.

    The Repubtards with nothing to run on except memes of fear and culturally resonant banality, and the Dems have not still, even have Hilz Guantanamo-colored “I’m-a-prisoner-of-history” drivel, railed at the utter injustice.

    Tonight will be Preznit Bill’s magic act, like Hilz, “saying” all the right things. but “inferring and meaning” something else entirely.

  • TGY

    [re=71565]DoctorCulturae[/re]: Time for a RevoLution! WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

  • Wagamuffin

    I loved this guy! Ham ‘n eggs, but smart as a whip. Which I’m sure he cracks on occasion.

    Speaking about drilling, ask him to do some in Dennis Washington’s backyard. Loads o’ dough there.

  • Uncle Al

    Yeah, this guy was great. I finally figured out that watching the plain old convention on C-Span and actually hearing the speeches is a zillion times better than listening to Andrea Mitchell, Pat Buchanan, and all the other gasbags.

  • Oscar Folsom Cleveland

    Schweitzer, Schweitzer….oh yeah! The guy on that “influential Web site Salon on”!! Well, up here in the Treasure State, us Montanans think “The guv is running in pretty fancy company”, yup.

    Ever since Borodin says to Capt. Ramius in “Red October”, we’ve been open minded folk, so why not one of us in the White House? Huzzah for Vice Prez Schweitzer!! Can he ride a buffalo out onto Invesco Field?

  • freppish

    its almost like mccain married a rich woman and is now part of the elite

  • Neilist

    What about “drilling Cindy”?

    I have a feeling that would “release” a LOT of “energy.”

    “Powered by COUGAR!: Up America’s ‘Back Road’ Of Energy Independence!”

    [Okay, okay, too many ideas for a good bumper sticker. But you get the point.]

  • itgetter

    …is a what? IS A WHAT?!