A little while ago, I learned that Karger is still plugging away on his presidential campaign. Most recently, he has been schmoozing and campaigning in Utah in preparation for this month's primary election and trying to get his name out with all of the local Republican contacts. One of those contacts was Washington County Republican Party Chairman Willie Billings. According to this article, Karger said that the visit went well and Billings accepted some minor campaign gifts, including a T-shirt and a Frisbee (Hey Fred! Where's my Frisbee???). And then all hell broke out when Billings got home, as evidenced by the e-mail that Billings' wife sent to Karger later in the day:
Nanette Billings has gone on the record and confirmed that she sent the above e-mail to Karger. And more:
"My feeling is the only reason he's running for president is to find more [sexual] partners," Nanette Billings told Yahoo News in a phone interview. "To get more people on his bandwagon."I have no idea why Karger is shocked. He has consistently run into such attitudes within the party (outside of supporters, of course) for months. It's just the next page in a series of slights and jabs that he has already encountered. Anyway, I wish him well at Utah's primary.
"All I did was go on his site and say, 'You're pathetic,'" she said. "We're a very conservative state in Utah, very family-oriented. So he's picked a state just to cause ruckus. He's not thinking of family, he's thinking of himself. He's not running for president to fix something in the country—he's thinking of his own personal agenda, period. And I was just letting him know that I think he's an idiot to think of running."
Karger said he was shocked, but that the email underscores the reason he traveled to Utah in the first place.