In July, tea partyer Jamie Radtke, a Senate candidate in Virginia, held a fishing tournament to raise money for her campaign. Supporters paid $60 for entry, and the catcher of the biggest live fish won $250.
Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) announced last week that he would hold a fundraiser Sept. 9 wherein for a measly $5,000, supporters can join him to kill alligators. Yay!
"$5,000 to kill a reptile?" Ackerman writes in his fundraising email. "Heck, for a mere 10 percent of that, you can send me $500 and you don't have to kill an alligator."
Don't have $500 or an alligator to kill? Never fear! Ackerman promises that if you send him $50, you still don't have to kill an animal, plus you will get several animal-shaped rubber bands as a prize! Bargain.
Only have 10 bucks? No worries! You still don't have to kill a thing. (Can this deal get any better? Probably not.)
Ackerman doesn't specify what must be killed by those who donate less than $10.
In other news, it is unclear what effect, if any, the alligator hunt will have on America's alligator moat.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.