Just Wow, Walker Stapleton (Redux)

Via American Bridge and KRDO-TV Colorado Springs, a moment from last night’s gubernatorial debate at Colorado State University-Pueblo in which Republican Walker Stapleton earned a sustained round of indignant booing from the audience:

STAPLETON: Does that mean you tell your kids to smoke weed for schools? Is that the, uh, is that the idea? [Pols emphasis]

We’re honestly not sure what’s worse here–Stapleton suggesting that Jared Polis would give his four and seven-year-old children marijuana, or the awful half-smile half-grimace Stapleton has on his face as the crowd reacts to this outlandishness:

That, gentle readers, is the face of the guy who never gets the joke, never tells the joke right, and never understands why nobody else is laughing. If it seems like every time these two candidates meet Walker Stapleton has some kind of bizarre highly embarrassing on-camera gaffe or meltdown, it’s because that’s exactly what’s happening.

Again, maybe it’s a Bush thing.

7 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    STAPLETON: Does that mean you tell your kids to smoke weed for schools? Is that the, uh, is that the idea? [Pos emphasis]

    Which POS is doing that emphasizing?

  2. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    I love the end.  "Duh..I told the joke, George.  I told the joke."

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    Cardinal rules of politics — leave the kids out of it. Don't disparage your opponent's parenting.

    The brief clip provides no context, but doing anything to elicit that sort of audience reaction shows just how badly Stapleton misread the situation.

     

  4. RepealAndReplace says:

    This must be why he does not do extemporaneous 

  5. Arvadonian1Arvadonian1 says:

    Walker Stapleton, keeping it KKKlassy!

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