11 thoughts on “Penn Jillette comes out for LP ticket

  1. G.E.

    I’ve been watching Bullshit! Season 5 and I’m always impressed with Penn’s solid application of libertarian principles.

  2. G.E.


    I watched this… He said he would “probably” vote for him. That’s not much of an endorsement.

  3. G.E.

    I thought it was weird. He was clearly gushing in his approval for Barr. But only a “probably” vote? Does he mean he will probably not vote at all?

    It’s strange that he seemed to have no reservations about Barr — he was effusive in his praise for him; almost weepy. And yet he could only muster a “maybe.”

    I remember his endorsement of Badnarik. It was much more forthright.

  4. G.E.

    Mike – An endorsement is literally a statement that you intend to vote for a candidate. This was only a “probably” endorsement, no matter what he thinks of other candidates.

  5. darren

    Actually, G.E., if you want to get literal “endorsement” simply means “approval or sanction”. Jillette clearly “endorsed” Barr’s statements and campaign. But endorsement in colloquial campaign usage assumes a vote for the candidate, so Jillette’s hedging certainly deflates the impact.

  6. G.E.

    Actually, G.E., if you want to get literal “endorsement” simply means “approval or sanction”

    I stand corrected. Thank you, sir.

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