priestWhat is it with Montana this week?  First we had the whole brouhaha over Tea Party leader Tim Ravndal, who pled ignorance to the jokes on his Facebook wall about Matthew Shepard’s murder.  Then we had Kristi Allen-Gailushas, of the same Tea Party group, who was so mad about the Ravndal situation that she got on her own Facebook and said she would like to go to war with the gays, for being mean.

And now, meet Jason Priest, a GOP candidate for the Montana leg, who is apologizing for going full metal homophobe on one of his friends’ Facebook walls.  Maybe the problem is Facebook?

A Red Lodge Republican candidate for state Legislature is apologizing for sexual remarks posted on Facebook.

Jason Priest submitted an open letter of apology to the Carbon County News for remarks he recently placed on an acquaintance’s private Facebook account.

In the back and forth of a discussion about the federal stimulus spending and economist John Maynard Keynes, Priest referred to Keynes as a “big homo” and suggested that President Barack Obama was figuratively, painfully sodomizing America with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“I offended people with an in-artful and hurtful remark and I apologize for it,” Priest said.

In a letter of apology to the Carbon County News, Priest wrote “recently I posted a comment online that was offensive to some of those who read it. My passion for controlling spending overcame my better judgment and my crude metaphor understandably detracted from the point of my comment. It was a poor choice of words and I apologize to anyone I have offended.”

The connection between having a passion for controlling spending and fantasizing worrying about Barack Obama having surprise buttsecks with you is clear, but seriously, what is it with Montana right now?

Here, by the way, is the offending Facebook comment thread:


[h/t Andy & Montana Cowgirl Blog]