SCHWEITZER FOR VEEP!  11:05 am August 27, 2008

Brian Schweitzer’s Funny Joke From Last Night

by Sara K. Smith

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:09 am

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

TGY August 27, 2008 at 11:12 am

Do condos have back yards?

DemmeFatale August 27, 2008 at 11:12 am

I wish we were related.

SayItWithWookies August 27, 2008 at 11:17 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:18 am

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

TheRealJimbo August 27, 2008 at 11:19 am

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

AngryBlakGuy August 27, 2008 at 11:21 am

…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 August 27, 2008 at 11:22 am

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

canuckistani August 27, 2008 at 11:27 am

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

spencer August 27, 2008 at 11:29 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:30 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:30 am

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

Kaclon August 27, 2008 at 11:31 am

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

spencer August 27, 2008 at 11:32 am

[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 August 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

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

spencer August 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

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

The Incomparable Tiny Valdez August 27, 2008 at 11:37 am

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

BigBrainOnBrad August 27, 2008 at 11:38 am

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

TheRealJimbo August 27, 2008 at 11:39 am

[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 August 27, 2008 at 11:39 am

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

Gopherit v2.0 August 27, 2008 at 11:40 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:44 am

I thought Rod Rowdy passed away.

Miller August 27, 2008 at 11:51 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:53 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 11:56 am

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 August 27, 2008 at 12:00 pm

He talk purtier than a 20 dollar whore

Cape Clod August 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm

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

thefrontpage August 27, 2008 at 12:08 pm

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 August 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

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 August 27, 2008 at 12:10 pm

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

Poindextrous August 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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

DemmeFatale August 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm

[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 August 27, 2008 at 12:24 pm

[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 August 27, 2008 at 12:57 pm

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

Wagamuffin August 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm

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 August 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm

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 August 27, 2008 at 1:38 pm

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 August 27, 2008 at 3:07 pm

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

Neilist August 27, 2008 at 3:35 pm

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 August 27, 2008 at 4:34 pm

…is a what? IS A WHAT?!

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