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You may recall former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Moore is a darling of the lunatic right for his infamous battle over a sculpture of the Ten Commandments that he erected on the Supreme Court's grounds in Montgomery. He was ordered by a federal judge to remove it and refused. His refusal got him removed from office but earned him a cult following on the right.

Moore later decided that one quixotic battle wasn't enough so he decided to challenge Alabama's incumbent GOP Gov. Bob Riley for the party nomination.

I don't care how much the Wal-Mart/Tea Party Republican crowd loves him, challenging a GOP incumbent in Alabama who has the solid support of the state's business elite is akin to waving a Vols banner at a Crimson Tide football game.

Naturally, Riley opened a can of whup ass on him.

But that hasn't stopped Moore from taking on an even bigger windmill -- the White House.

Moore says he might just run for president.

Unfortunately, Moore wants to run as a Republican. He'd be far more damaging to the GOP as a third-party candidate.

Originally posted to quaoar on Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 05:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by oo.

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