This guy was actually running for governor. Or at least he was running to be the Republican candidate for the coming election. I am dead serious here. Some of you may recognize him from Jimmy Kimmel or The Colbert Report. Keep in mind that I got to watch him first on my local news station (Channel 4!).
At first I laughed and then I was a bit horrified at the fact that he actually got 3,505 votes. Yes, more than 3 people (himself, his wife and his son) voted for him. 3,502 in fact. Seriously Tennessee? Was it all those hipster voters who thought it would be funny to vote for him? Was it people who seriously wanted to see other people get fined when they were found to NOT be carrying a gun? Or possibly a bunch of criminals voted for him so that they’d be granted immunity for their crimes (because that could SO happen).
But then I realized that this man is the next Kafka (no not Mike – I highly doubt Basil could get into Northwestern OR the NFL). Franz Kafka. Yes, I believe Basil Marceaux is giving us a brilliant example of stream of consciousness. I don’t think anyone could say that this man is going off a script. I think Basil’s next step should be to write a book. No editing, just his awesome stream of consciousness that made him an internet sensation. I seriously think that that book would sell. Hell, I’d buy it (or at least sit in the aisle at Borders and read it).