Kansas has no minimum age requirement for gubernatorial candidates, so six teenage boys are now running for the state’s top office. Which one should you elect?
Perhaps this one, a 16-year-old from Wichita named Jack Bergeson, who was quoted in the Garden City Telegram speaking eloquently about public disillusionment with the political process and the scourge of income inequality?
Allow me to clear up a misconception, I am not running for governor as a stunt, or a gag. I am running for governor because of the minimum wage worker that has to work three jobs just to get by. I am running because our education system has been lagging behind other states. I am running to get money out of politics, but most importantly, I am running to get as many people involved in politics as possible. [...]
I know the chances are slim that I end up winning the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor this August, but since I started running, I have encouraged other people my age in this state as well as in the state of Vermont to run their own campaigns for governor and other statewide offices to share their policy viewpoints.
Or this one, Jeff Colyer, a birther?
Kansas’ Republican Secretary of State and two other Republican officials have determined that they do not have enough evidence to determine whether President Obama can appear on the Kansas ballot, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said they need to review the president’s birth certificate and other documents before they can respond to a complaint alleging that Mr. Obama is not a “natural born citizen.”
Just kidding, Colyer is not a teenager and is actually the current governor of Kansas.
[h/t Daily Intelligencer]