Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential nominee, earned his "Dur!" badge this week after an on-air gaffe. During an interview he responded, "What's Aleppo?" when asked about the Syrian city reportedly gassed by its own government in an ongoing civil war. The media did not respond kindly.
"Did you see what happened to Gary Johnson? They just killed him all day long," Glenn said Friday on his radio program.
"I mean, he deserved it. Even by his own telling," Co-host Stu Burguiere said.
In a post-interview interview, Johnson was given the opportunity to downplay the episode when a reporter threw him a bone about people making a big deal of the "Aleppo thing."
"Should this be a big deal? Gary, the answer is no. The answer is no. The answer is no," Glenn said.
The reporter clearly posed the question to give Johnson a way out.
"People are giving you a lot of hard time on this. I mean, is it really that big of a deal? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, nod, nod, slap across the face. The answer is no, Gary!" Glenn said.
Instead, Johnson explained how stupid he was for not knowing.
"What the hell is wrong with him?" Glenn asked. "I swear to you, the only one who actually wants to be president is Hillary Clinton."
"I would seriously consider going to him and saying, Gary, we have a historic opportunity here. Your running mate, while not very Libertarian at all is much better at actually talking than you are. Would you consider just dropping out, and we'll pull in Austin Petersen or somebody else as the running mate?
"Can I tell you something? Never been before in my life, in American history, have I seen three choices this unbelievably bad," Glenn said. "It's like an episode of the political Munsters. Just when you think it's bad, Thing comes out and says, I'm running too!
"The hand?" Stu asked.
"Or Addams family," Glenn corrected himself.
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