In response to a ruling from the Secretary of State declaring that he has not lived in Oregon long enough to establish residency and run for governor, former New York Times columnists Nick Kristof hosted this bizarre fake news conference complete with podium and microphone to announce legal action to get himself on the ballot:
We're going to fight this decision and win.
Problems are piling on year after year while politicians ignore them. We need to build an Oregon that leaves no one behind, tackles homelessness and the climate crisis and creates a fairer economy that works for all. pic.twitter.com/R9i6RpjfCf
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) January 7, 2022
Um, was *anyone* actually in the room?
is anyone else in the room https://t.co/gB6ogE8zrS
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 7, 2022
And what’s going on with the plan on wheels?
🗣Someone wheel my plant in here! pic.twitter.com/NQTE1i52GR
— Gabe Rosenberg (@Gaber205) January 7, 2022
Total. Clown. Show:
I often talk to myself too, but I don't have to use a podium and microphonehttps://t.co/ONl2PrHWrI
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) January 7, 2022
And he did all of this on purpose:
A lot of choices were made to reach this level of production value, and each of them is, to me, fascinating. https://t.co/kUiQwnVu6k
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) January 7, 2022
Good question. Does he have a campaign even?
Tell me you don't have an actual campaign team without telling me you don't have an actual campaign team. https://t.co/kiqAzBRBeL
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) January 7, 2022
And we were told recently that challenging a state’s election officials was akin to destroying democracy:
If you can't follow a basic law as candidate, you won't follow them as governor.
This has indeed been a keen insight into our would-be rulers in the media. https://t.co/274mFCt4fD
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) January 7, 2022
Of course, Dems have different rules than Republicans.