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Dale Peterson (R-AL) – ‘GOP Moron of the day’

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Via: Huffington Post

Dale Peterson (See photo), an Alabama Republican state official famous for flaunting his rifle in campaign ads promising to be tough on crime, was the SECOND TIME in SIX MONTHS that Peterson has been accused of stealing.

His new arrest occurred at a Sam’s Club, where police said employees watched Peterson eat a can of cashews in the store, then place the empty can back on a shelf. Store security guards confronted Peterson on his way out. He was released from custody after posting $1,000 bond.

Peterson was charged in October with stealing paper towels and beer from a Walmart. Employees said he pushed his way through the checkout line without paying for the items in his cart, according to police. Petersona mistake’, later said the incident was “a mistake.”

Peterson’s arrests are noteworthy in part because he made national news in 2010 for his tough-talking stance on crime during an unsuccessful run for Alabama agriculture commissioner. In a campaign ad that quickly went viral, Peterson suggested his opponents were “thugs and criminals,” and accused them of “stealing yard signs in the dark,” and “bragging about receiving illegal money on Facebook.”

Lifting a rifle to his shoulder, Peterson said, “We’re Republicans, we should be better than that,” and promised to “name names and take no prisoners” if elected. As of Wednesday, the ad had been viewed on YouTube more than 2.6 million times.

Two years later after that campaign loss, his wife Kathy Peterson campaigned for public service commissioner using an ad featuring her husband and his rifle. In that ad, Peterson flashed the gun in a parking lot and warned, “I’ll be the one looking after Kathy’s yard signs.”

The Petersons own a llama ranch in Shelby County. Earlier this year, Dale Peterson was hired at the state Agriculture Commission, sparking controversy given his heated rhetoric about fellow Republicans during the 2010 campaign. A Birmingham, Ala., talk radio host called Peterson “a useless person” (yeah, you think?) filling a useless position at the state agency.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/dale-peterson-gun-alabama-shoplifting_n_2968471.html

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March 28, 2013 - Posted by | GOP morons, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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