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Thursday, November 8, 2012

With Akin Out, Five Wildcard Politicians to Watch in Missouri

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Here's to hoping this is the last time we run a picture of this guy's mug. - VIA FIREDUP MISSOURI
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  • Here's to hoping this is the last time we run a picture of this guy's mug.

What's Missouri gonna do without Todd Akin in politics? We've gotta admit we'll miss the man who has provided so much entertainment from "legitimate rape" to "at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God" to the pilgrims who fled "socialism" in Europe.

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But despair not, goodly people. Plenty of colorful Missouri politicians remain in office. Here are four of the wildest, wildcards...

5. Tim Jones--Missouri Birther Speaker of the House

Speaker Tim Jones and Birther Queen Orly Taitz teamed up on a lawsuit questioning the validity of Obama's birth certificate.
  • Speaker Tim Jones and Birther Queen Orly Taitz teamed up on a lawsuit questioning the validity of Obama's birth certificate.

Tim Jones, a Republican from Eureka, isn't exactly known around town for his moderation. He's been dragged out of House chambers for screaming at his colleagues, sponsored the infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill and spoke up about relaxing restrictions on gun ownership the day after the Aurora theater shooting. But it's his participation in the bizarro "birther" conspiracy theory movement that earns him a solid place on our list. Jones was represented by "Birther Queen" Orly Taitz in a federal case alleging that President Barack Obama was actually an Indonesian man by the name of Barry Soetoro (and thus ineligible to be President of the United States). The lawsuit might be over and the really-real-for-realzies birth-certificate released, but Jones hasn't renounced the bogus (and yes it is bogus) theory yet, when pressed by reporters.

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