Ken Buck's last name rhymes with "Shmuck," and that's no hoax (like global warming)

Ken Buck.
Ken Buck: Too extreme for Colorado?

How about, Ken Buck: Too embarrassing for Colorado.

We seem to have our own Joe Biden in the house, a guy who can't stop putting his foot in his mouth. In some ways it's refreshing to see a politician who's not slick enough to lie and obfuscate effectively.

On the other hand, his comments are frightening.

This morning, Buck backed out of an appearance he was supposed to make on the Today show with Democratic opponent Michael Bennet. The decision drew criticism and mockery from Bennet's campaign (not particularly known for their great humor), which tried to tie the cancellation to Buck's latest public gaffe and issued a fake transcript of what might have been said (for the entire release and fake transcript, scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Here's how Buck's week has gone:

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Michael Bennet.
On October 17, the Republican Senate candidate -- who has been labeled in commercials by the Michael Bennet campaign as "too extreme for Colorado" -- was chastised for comments he made comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. During a nationally televised debate on Meet the Press, Buck answered a question about whether he thought homosexuality was a choice by saying that he did: "Well, I guess you can choose who your partner is," he said, adding, "I think birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you have a choice."

Then, just three days later, Buck again stuck his foot in mouth by championing a GOP senator's view that global warming was a hoax.

"[Oklahoma Senator James] Inhofe was the first person to stand up and say this global warming is the greatest hoax that has been perpetrated," Buck told a Fort Collins crowd on Wednesday. He has since tried to explain and backtrack on that stance.

Oh, and speaking of shoes, Buck made a crack at GOP rival Jane Norton for wearing high heels back in July that got him in some trouble.

And his poor choice of words seems to date back awhile, as he's been criticized for telling a rape victim five years ago that she might be seen as having "buyer's remorse."

Ken Buck: Too much of a Shmuck for Colorado.

Page down to read the Bennet campaign's release:

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