GOP Hopeful's Obama-Hunting Joke

He came, he shocked, and he won’t apologize. Rex Rammell, a former elk rancher who is challenging incumbent C. L. “Butch” Otter for Idaho’s GOP gubernatorial primary, joked Thursday that he’d buy a license to hunt President Barack Obama. The Associated Press reports that, when conversation at a Twin Falls rally turned to wolf hunting—an activity for which Idahoans must purchase a $11.50 wolf tag—an audience member shouted a question about “Obama tags.” Rammell replied, “Obama tags? We’d buy some of those.” Rammell later said he was being sarcastic and sees no reason for an apology.