I picked this up from Allahpundit at Hot Air and don’t have any political insight to add, except that I LOVE THIS GUY!!! Oh, and for the city slickers: Peterson has the rifle because a lot of farming consists of shooting varmints that are eating your crops.
Also, on the general subject of farming and the U.S. food supply — is the U.S. Department of Agriculture keeping track of how much arable land we need to ensure our food independence?
Updated 5/16/2010, Sun.:
This story has to do with Alabama, the home state of dear Stacy McCain, whose eye is on the sparrow, so I should have had sense enough to check The Other McCain before posting to see if he had been firstest with the mostest — however, I just got a call from him and indeed he was. Peterson’s campaign spot was catapulted to national fame today with an e-mail this morning to Stacy from Ladd Ehlinger, its producer. Stacy promptly posted, “VIDEO: Best Campaign Ad Ever Produced for Agriculture Commissioner.” Then Stacy tweeted the link publicly to David Weigel. Gawker appears to have picked it up from Twitter and posted it without a hat tip to acknowledge Stacy. Allahpundit appears to have spotted it on Twitter or Gawker — I think he would have credited Stacy if he had been sure about the origin of the story.
Bottomline: Stacy McCain broke this story and deserves the credit.
Updated 5/17/2010, Mon.: Thanks to Steve Pendlebury, editor, at AOL News, for quoting this story in his round-up of blogs that helped the Peterson video go viral.
To get Allahpundit’s joke about Christie/Peterson in 2012, you need to see this video, which also is delightfully, two-fistedly forthright:
|Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his ‘confrontational tone’|