Meet Joel Demos, Minnesota’s Artisan Monster Truck-Puller

  Keep on truckin'


Republican Congressional candidate Joel Demos is a father, a fixer-upper owner, a working man — you know, just a Regular Guy from MicheleBachmannsota who does Regular Guy Things, like…pull huge-ass monster trucks toward pretend finish lines to meet potential supporters and make friends. Errr, maybe he should try using a gas product to move that thing? To make a statement about being “efficient”?

It’s just a thought! And possibly a presumptuous one, for apparently Demos isn’t loaded like his Democratic contender, Keith Ellison, so maybe his campaign can’t afford petrol. Especially now that Demos seemingly dropped a lot of cash on making this fancy art-house movie. But he is getting financial support from Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Freedom First PAC, so it could be time for Demos to hit up Paw-Paw for some gas money. Oh, and some extra, for a Trucknutz and tree-shaped air freshener, can’t forget those things. [Minneapolis Star Tribune/KTTC]

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