Chicken-Fried News: So sick of talking about Kevin Stitt. So sick of it. 

Henceforth, Chicken-Fried News will no longer be referring to him as “Governor” or even “Gov.” when we address him, because though he may have won that title, he certainly hasn’t earned it. To us, he’s just Kevin now. And, oh, Kev....

Here’s a guy who lacks such self-awareness that he decides to uproot a functional scientific organization, founding a pandemic research facility while he misleads the state into miserably failing the COVID-19 group project harder than just about every state in the union. Now, this ham-fisted lumphead is really sending out updates about Afghanistan as the “commander-in-chief” of Oklahoma’s armed forces.

This all smacks of hopes of an un-realistic White House run, made conceptually possible for every goon barred from doing business in several states, thanks to Donald Quixote, fondly remembered for his time in presidential office spent shaking his fist at “cancer causing” wind turbines. At least that’s over. Unless...

Kevin looks like he’s making another run at the governor’s mansion. And it’s sounding more and more like he might have some challengers from within his own party. Those are likely to fail and then it’s going to be left again to us, as a state, to decide if we really want that lopsided grin spewing alternat- ing absurdity and vapidity speaking for all us Oklahomans on the national stage.

If he does it again, which he well may, seeing as how he beat out even reasonable conservatives like former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, he’ll only be bolstered in taking a run at a more powerful office next time. And the time after that. A year isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but four more years of this is too much. If Kevin makes it to Congress, that’s a bigger joke than we could ever write.

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