Archive for Monday, July 23, 2012

Kansas Congressional candidate changes name to Thomas Jefferson

July 23, 2012


— The Libertarian candidate for a Congressional seat in Kansas has changed his name to Thomas Jefferson.

The U.S. House of Representatives candidate formerly known as Jack Talbert is seeking to unseat Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, in Kansas' 4th District. Pompeo also faces two Democratic opponents, Esau Freeman and Robert Tillman.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Talbert changed his name to Thomas Jefferson recently as a way to pay tribute to his idol and possibly win some votes.

He says when people see the name on the ballot it will make them think about the founding fathers and "whether we have that form of government still."

The Kansas Libertarian Party supports Jefferson's name change, and says it included legal documents proving the switch when it filed his candidacy with the state.


riverdrifter 5 years ago

Ochocinco is available again thanks to Chad Johnson.

tomatogrower 5 years ago

Well, okay. The only time I've ever gone to a horse race, I picked a horse because of it's name, but I'm real sure I wouldn't pick a politician that way.

jhawkinsf 5 years ago

I've got a horse right here and his name is Paul Revere, And the guy right here says if the weather's clear, Can do, can do ...

Orwell 5 years ago

I always love to hear from a guy whose first name is "False."

irvan moore 5 years ago

do you have to have as much id to run as you do to vote

Phil Minkin 5 years ago

His mistress changed her name to Sally Hemmings

beatrice 5 years ago

You mean, he is running as a Libertarian?

(sorry, couldn't help myself)

parrothead8 5 years ago

At least this ensures he'll never appear in a Texas public school textbook.

beatrice 5 years ago

Upon hearing the news, Sven thought, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

You can sit in a tree and hoot. That doesn't make you an owl.

hyperinflate 5 years ago

I'd change my name to Satan McJesuskiller if I thought it would help me to unseat Mike Pompeo. He's gotta go. Good luck, Tommy Boy. Those Wichita folks are some dim bulbs, but I don't think they's gonna bite.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years ago

Okay, I'm changing my name to Gabriel Tootshisownhorn. Woot! Woot!

RoeDapple 5 years ago

I'm gonna gets me a phony BC, have my school records sealed, promise everybody everything and change my name to Bar . . . . no, the country fell for that ruse once. Surely they have wised up since . . .


hyperinflate 5 years ago

Probably "Harland Sanders". Why not?

Katara 5 years ago

Raymond Luxury Yacht

But it's pronounced "'Throatwobbler Mangrove"

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

Mortimer Snerd. Or maybe Nick Danger (third eye.)

irnmadn88 5 years ago

Saw that movie. Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman.

classclown 5 years ago


A good OTS question for tomorrow - if you could rename yourself after a famous dead guy, who would it be?


John Holmes

Boston_Corbett 5 years ago

I'm going for Mother Teresa.....or Chevy Chase. Just can't decide.

Wiry 5 years ago

Romeo or Juliet. Hard decision.

oldbaldguy 5 years ago

I think I will call myself Taras Bulba.

Orwell 5 years ago

I'd go with the name of my political mentor: Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim bus stop F'tang F'tang Olé Biscuitbarrel.

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