Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Basil Marceaux Pleaded Guilty to Vandalism, Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; Usually Innocent by Reason of Insanity

Posted by on Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 11:45 AM

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Basil Marceaux is the Magical Realism Candidate for Governor of Tennessee. Among his platforms is a promise to "IMMUNE YOU FROM ALL STATE CRIMES FOR THE REST OF YOU LIFE!" as he noted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. To file a suit "against the Soddy Daisy judge for promoting slaving at traffic stops." (Basil has claimed a Navy SEAL friend of his was beat up during a traffic stop while a pistol was put to his head.) He would also like to "update the monitory car insurance to match the federal insurance act where they say if you do not know the name and address of the person who will get the check when you pay you money to your agent it is gaming and we can not gamble in Tenn, right now we are gaming. My plan would lower car insurance by 45%." (He's got my vote.) Meanwhile, Basil plans to ensure that the flag is flown correctly. "if you fly a U.S. flag you will fly it right."

At least a few of these, however, are probably just items on his own personal wish list. It seems Marceaux, a resident of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., is no stranger to Hamilton County Criminal Court. A call placed to the court clerk's office didn't yield much in the way of details, but Pith found out that Marceaux has pleaded guilty to vandalism, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving. Those are just the charges for which he was penalized. For a handful of other alleged crimes, he was found not guilty by reason of insanity: Violating the financial responsibility law on four separate occasions (insurance), driving an unregistered vehicle (twice), speeding and theft of property. Letters of need for involuntary committal were issued, but it isn't clear that he was ever actually placed in a psychiatric hospital. In some ways, his scofflaw's disregard for vehicle registration and insurance laws makes him more Tea Party than any of the other candidates. He's thumbing his nose at Big Government.

So, yeah, it could be argued that Basil Marceaux is nuttier than squirrel turds. But this year it seems like you could do a lot worse with your vote (HaslamWampRamsey).

Also, "will the world tell President Bush to stop this slavery operation?" Basil will. Will you!?!

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