According to a headline on the front page of the Idaho Statesman, Dirk Kempthorne might be “planning a run for president”. Sure, that is going to happen. Only a delusional egotist like Kempthorne could consider such a possibility with a straight face.
In the pantheon of embarrassing Idaho Republicans, Kempthorne ranks right up there with him, him, him, her and even him. In fact, it could be argued that Kempthorne ranks first in the hall of Republican infamy simply because he has managed to be a shallow, incompetent, narcissistic phony at almost every level of government- Mayor, Governor, Senator and Secretary of the Interior.
In a segment titled “A tribute to himself,” Rachel Maddow gave a fitting sendoff to Dirk last week. He has from now to 2012 to take his slideshow on the road. That should jump start his presidential bid.