Gun metaphors are popular, Obama himself said “if they bring a knife, you bring a gun,” a fact that was ignored in this TPM blog when a Republican sheriff did a take on the “I’m from the government and I’m hear to help” line Reagan made famous.
The candidate, Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, was discussing his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Jim Whelan, on Oct. 7 in front of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society.
“When someone’s been elected for 30 years and he comes knocking on your door and tells you, ‘Listen, this is what I want to do to help you,’ quickly close your door, go inside,” Balles said.
A member of the audience quickly interjected, “And get your gun!”
Balles quickly responded, “And get your gun, exactly!”
So now liberals are upset:
Balles’ campaign did not return requests for comment on Thursday morning.
Really? You would bother a campaign with questions about a joke? I remember when Bill Clinton was asked if he preferred boxers or briefs, but at least it was a dumb college student making that question. Of course, now we know Billy prefers boxers, think about it, if you’re going to get BJ’s in the oval office, you need boxers for easy access. That way you can commit adultery without taking your clothes off. Very practical, very Clintonian.