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Joe Exotic is running for Governor…

3:32 PM EDT on May 8, 2017

You're on the clock, Bob Mills!

A few weeks ago, I presented a list of dark horse candidates for the 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial race. Number four was the one and only Joe Exotic. Here's what we said:

Come on, Joe. If you can run for president, you can at least file the paperwork to run for Governor. At the very least, it will give you a good excuse to release more cool videos.

Well, I guess you heard it here first. Yesterday afternoon, Joe announced to the world on social media that he's running for Governor. Here are his social media announcements:

He's apparently running as a libertarian:

That's awesome! I know where I'll be on May 25th! Can he release a couple of bloodthirsty tigers (or ligers) inside the State House Chamber while he's there? I bet Oklahoma voters would love that. Maybe he can also sing Pretty Woman Lover to Mary Fallin...

And hand out free condoms to lawmakers. They'll probably find them useful...

Wait! I forgot that Joe Dorman employed that strategy in 2014. It didn't work out too well.

Anyway, out of all the people who have announced their candidacy for 2018, I'd say Joe Exotic is the best one. Sure, he may goofy, unstable and not have any political experience, but I think this state is ready for an openly gay, gun-loving, country music-crooning tiger handler who hates the government to be Governor. Hell, he can't do any worse than Mary Fallin. It would be so much cooler to have tiger cages on the Governor's Mansion grounds than an old camper.

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