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Dale Peterson returns, gives a rip

Dale Peterson is back -- with a vengeance.

The straight-talking, rifle-toting candidate for Alabama Agriculture Commissioner, who came up short in his bid but whose, um, offbeat web ad garnered more than 1.7 million hits on You Tube, has released a sequel (and the crowd goes wild) endorsing one of his former rivals in the race.

"I'm endorsing John McMillan because he gives a rip about Alabama," Peterson says in the new ad, in which he also fires a shotgun rifle at a man trying to steal one of McMillan's campaign signs. (Not kidding.)

McMillan, a former state representative, finished first in the June 1 Republican primary with 36.5 percent while farmer Dorman Grace took second with 35.2 percent. Peterson placed third (out of three) with 28 percent.

Much as he did in his first web video, Peterson takes after Grace again -- referring to him as "that dummy with all his illegal campaign contributions" and urging voters to "send him back to his chicken farm."

The runoff is July 13.

-- Felicia Sonmez

By The Fix  |  June 17, 2010; 12:10 PM ET
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I'm confused about this. In the Midwest, saying you "don't give a rip" means that you care so little you won't even pass gas about this issue. So, I don't think turning the phrase around and saying you DO give a rip is saying what you think you are saying. You're just saying you care enough to fert about it.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 17, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

He didn't shoot at the thief, he shot in the air to scare him... which is completely different...

Posted by: caseyb0921 | June 17, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

No need to announce your upcoming content Ped. I think we all already know what you have to offer.

But for once I must give you credit for accuracy.

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 17, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

More buffoonery.

Posted by: Noacoler | June 17, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The NY Times lists the House members asking questions of Hayward along with their Oil Company Support- They leave out the most important contribution! Wonder why?
(did YOU know this????)

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
By ERIKA LOVLEY | 5/5/10 5:05 AM EDT

"During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records."

Did you see how the BP stock price soared in London when the $20 Billion fund was announced?

In 2012 an empty suit will seem like a pleasant change from an oily suit- The Cannula

Posted by: thecannula | June 17, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

The Obama Recovery Soars on

New claims for Funemployment rose by 12,000 last week. Claims for ongoing funemployment rose by 88,000

Posted by: bumblingberry | June 17, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

ah, the brillance that is Alabama!

Posted by: newagent99 | June 17, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

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