The batshit craziness of the dog days of summer:
The Republican Party chairman of Boise County in Idaho was arrested Thursday for aggravated assault after he pulled a gun on a man whose house he was photographing.
Charles McAffee, 33, was among Idaho’s anti-tax tea-party activists, and is a member of the Idaho Republican Party Central Committee. He was arrested after pulling a handgun on a homeowner whose mortgage his employer sought to photograph for being delinquent. His employer is a contractor for Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo condemned the guy’s “behaviour” (no shit!?), but this is still seriously bad craziness. This McAffee guy isn’t just some street thug, or even just an anonymous teabagger — he’s chairman of the local GOP, and he works for a bank (kicking people out of their houses, by the sound of it, nice), not the mafia.
Not that the state Republican Party director gives a flying shit:
The Idaho Republican Party said the arrest of one of its southwestern Idaho leaders was a “personal matter.”
“It’s not a party matter,” said Jonathan Parker, state GOP director in Boise.
Must be another one of those “New Normal” things.