Found in the comments to the Standard Journal article reporting that Rex Rammell, former U.S. Senate candidate and recently announced candidate for governor in 2010, has filed for bankruptcy protection:
Sick of Rex wrote on May 30, 2009 2:01 PM:
"This is when you have taken it too far. When you are on the verge of loosing everything over revenge and puting the well-being of your family in jepoardy that is when it is time to hang it up. The people of Idaho have already showed him we don't want him in public office. Once in the primaries and then later when he ran as an "independent" in the general elections. Seriously cut your losses and grant forgiveness instead of completely destroying your reputation, future, and children's futures."
In the article Rammell says about his gubernatorial candidacy, "If I lose this, then the era of Rammell in politics will come to an end. All Idaho has to do is send me a message that I am not the right guy and I will gracefully bow out." Rammell also responds to criticism that his campaigns are really about seeking revenge for killing his elk, "I would have to be 100 percent insane to seek revenge in this manner."
Indeed and I'm not sure anything Rammell has done could be considered graceful. This might be a first.
Rammell launched a senatorial campaign that most Idahoans agree was based on "that guy shot my elk" and now a gubernatorial campaign based on "that guy wants to raise my taxes," suggesting he knows what "needs to be fixed" and can prevent economic collapse, meanwhile his personal finances are in shambles. Without taking responsibility for his own poor decisions he couches himself as a victim of an overzealous government and then inexplicably cloaks himself in the motto "Courage, Honor, Integrity."
Rex Rammell would have us believe that his woes are the fault of broken and misguided government and that his is some sort of Cinderella story. He is delusional if he thinks Idahoans are buying it.