“Motor City Madman” for Governor

July 13, 2005 at 11:10 am (Pop Culture on Parade)

Detroit's threatened with receivership. Schools all over the state are going broke. City after city is cutting essential services in an effort to make ends meet in a state hit hard by recession and proving to be one of the last to recover.

Honestly, could Michigan do worse? Here's the story:

Motor City madman Ted Nugent continues to stoke speculation that he'll attempt to unseat Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm next year, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

He is ''getting real close to deciding to run,'' the rocker and hunting advocate told The Corpus Christi Caller-Times in an interview published Friday.

The guitarist and author of Kill It and Grill It said he'll make his decision “in the next few weeks. That will blow some minds.''

A vocal advocate of the NRA and staunch Republican, Nugent raised eyebrows in April when he made a gung-ho speech at the organization's annual convention.

At the convention, the rocker said, “To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em.''

Meanwhile, Nugent, who moved from Detroit to Crawford, Texas, last year, hit the road Friday with his ''Uncle Ted Remember the Alamo'' tour.

Considering that the budget deficit has put current Governor Jennifer Granholm under and the fact that even her own Catholic Church wants her gone from their ranks, I think Michigan's already done worse.

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