Yeah, this one’s a profile in weirdness. It starts with an attack on AR-03 candidate Ken Aden’s military record by a right wing blog, which posted what they claimed was an FOIA request showing that Aden was misrepresenting his military service. Interestingly, the document they put out says Aden was in the air force, which Aden never claimed to serve in and expressed bewilderment about in our phone conversation. From there, the writer of the article went on facebook and challenged Aden to produce documentation showing he was in the special forces. Aden has done so, sending his records out not just to us but to the papers as well:
It gets more interesting from there. The commenter was, at the time, using the name “Eugene Tackleberry”, as in this Eugene Tackleberry. After a bit of heckling from Aden supporters on facebook, it turned out that he was really Tim Huett, Republican candidate for constable in Lonoke County township, far removed from the third district. This guy:
Some folks in the press were looking at this. From what I’m hearing, they pretty much looked at the document Aden sent out, took a good look at Huett’s claims, and decided the matter was resolved. We’ll see though if Huett or anyone else gets them to bite, but I think the Aden campaign was pretty swift in shooting this down.
Anyway, one last funny (or perhaps scary) thought on this guy. From his facebook campaign page:
While I do not have a background in law enforcement, state law requires constables to be certified as a law enforcement officer before performing the duties of constable, and I will attend the necessary training immediately upon my election to the office.
Yeah, consider these antics and take a look at the Police Academy character he used the name of and then tell me if you feel safe with Barney Fife here getting his one bullet.