Bradley Rees, Republican challenger to Rep. Tom Perriello, has been convicted on a concealed-weapons charge, Ray Reed writes for the News & Advance. He had two hanguns—a .380 and a .45—concealed in his car, which concerned police when they pulled him over for driving with an expired inspection rejection sticker.
Rees is just thick with excuses: he was going to take a gun safety course, and then he could have applied for a concealed-weapons permit; the stupid ol’ boss made him work on the last two days that the course was held, so he couldn’t go; his car only failed inspection because the brakes didn’t work and he didn’t have a taillight, but he’d gotten the brakes fixed and he was totally on his way to get a light bulb right when he got pulled over, man! He all but waggled his eyebrows at the police officer.
I adore this guy. He’s actually proud that he’s totally unqualified to serve in congress. He’s like our very own Joe the Plumber. As I’ve said, I’m looking forward to his candidacy like Jon Stewart looks forward to a Sarah Palin candidacy.