Somebody up there must have a soft spot for columnists and editorial writers trying to get through the summer doldrums.
How else can you explain Rex Rammell?
The former Senate and gubernatorial candidate — and reliable gift that keeps on giving to Idaho political pundits — delivered once again on Thursday. Rammell scheduled a news conference to discuss his latest criminal charge: a felony count of jury tampering.
His news conference was cut short. In a scene worthy of an episode of "Cops," Bonneville County deputies cuffed Rammell and squired him away in a squad car, over his objections. In what passes for his new anti-government battle cry, Rammell told deputies that the handcuffs were "torquing" his sore shoulder.
Here's the video, from KPVI in Pocatello/Idaho Falls:
What gives, Rex? Did you want to commit news or not?
Out on bond later Thursday, Rammell fired out a news release complaining about the way deputies treated him.
Rest assured, the saga is sure to continue. In Rammell's words, "(I) am scheduled for a preliminary examination" on July 6.
Presumably, he meant "preliminary hearing." I can only imagine what a "preliminary examination" would find.