Friday, February 16, 2007

LOAFGATE! Bill Richardson Gives New Hampshire Its First '08 YouTube Moment

One slight problem - we don't have the tape.

But the HDTV Network camera crew out of Boston that spent the day shooting Governor Richardson for an upcoming Dan Rather broadcast sure does.

Viewer discretion will be advised. We promise.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves.

Governor Richardson was in NH today stumping for primary votes.

GreenMountainPolitics1 caught up with the Governor late this afternoon at a Tilton house party.

A crowd of about 60 people (a good size gathering, take Note other Democratic contenders) turned out to see Richardson. By the time we arrived, late, there were so many people listening to the Governor give his stump speech in the kitchen that we were forced to wait in the dining room with the Potluck supper goodies.

45 minutes later the Governor wrapped up his stump speech and came into the dining room to chat with the overflow crowd.

And this is where the WEIRDEST thing we have seen thus far on the campaign trail happened.

We watched Richardson, in the middle of a conversation with a NH State Rep, reach down and STROKE the end of a Potluck French baguette with his pinkie finger.

Lovingly. Tenderly. So unfortunately.

And then, just as quickly as he had reached for the dough in the first place, he pulled his hand away and left the jilted baguette on the table.

For some other lucky dinner guest.

We've seen some crazy sh*t on the NH Primary trail.

But this takes the cake.