The Oklahoma state legislature already has one Kern, the utterly idiotic Sally Kern, and now her husband Steve is looking to join her. And they appear to share a brain, or at least a tiny little portion of one. He’s running for the state senate against five other Republicans:
A familiar name is on the ballot in a Republican primary for the open Senate District 40 seat in northwest Oklahoma City that includes portions of Nichols Hills, Bethany, The Village and Warr Acres. Steve Kern, a 67-year-old evangelical pastor, is the husband of state Rep. Sally Kern, who made national headlines in 2008 when she said homosexuals pose a greater threat to the country than terrorism.
A vocal critic of gay marriage, Steve Kern didn’t distance himself from his wife’s comments, saying that “they were true in the sense that the (gay) agenda was more stealthy than the terrorists’ agenda.”
In a separate incident two years ago, Sally Kern was reprimanded and delivered an apology on the House floor after denigrating blacks and women during debate on an affirmative action bill.
No idea whether he’s got a good chance of winning or not, but since this is Oklahoma it’s probably faily likely.