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Idaho joins the ranks of the Kansans and California terrorist lovers with an even more chilling entry. Here's what passes for "sarcasm" with Idaho Republicans. This is Rex Rammell, who's primarying Gov. Butch Otter:

Rammell's remarks on Otter came in an interview Wednesday after the Times-News asked about comments Rammell made Tuesday night at a local Republican party event.

After an audience member shouted a question about "Obama tags" during a discussion on wolves, Rammell responded, "The Obama tags? We'd buy some of those."

Rammell, a veterinarian and former elk rancher from Idaho Falls, said his comment was a joke and he would never seriously talk about President Obama that way, although he doesn't support anything Obama's done as president.

"I was just being sarcastic. That was just a joke," Rammell said. "I would never support him being assassinated.

"She kind of caught me off guard, to be honest with you."

What's even more depressing is that the lede for this story in the Times-News wasn't Rammell's "sarcasm," it was his attacking Otter about not being significantly blood-thirsty in killing wolves. That and Rammell got such a kick out of the story that he distributed it to his press list today.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 03:22 PM PDT.

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