The Albuquerque Journal’s Editorial Board has issued its endorsements for Bernalillo County Sheriff.
Concluding its endorsement in the Democrat primary for John D. Allen, the board dropped this gem: “The winner faces the GOP primary winner and Libertarian Kaelan Ashby Dreyer in the general election.”
For the politics junkies out there — and for current sheriff Manny Gonzales, no doubt — the name rings a bell (pun intended).
As it turns out, the Libertarian candidate for Bernalillo County sheriff is the same person who once drove a dildo-dangling drone over Gonzales’ campaign event when he ran for Albuquerque mayor in 2021 — then assaulted the sheriff when his unmanned personal aircraft was swatted down by the venue owner.
Yes. That Kaelan Ashby Dreyer.
“After the venue’s owner grabbed the drone from the sky a man, later identified as 20-year-old Kaelan Ashby Dreyer, tried to get it back, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.
During an ensuing scuffle, deputies say, Dreyer was ‘swinging his balled up fist at Manuel Gonzales III’ and yelling ‘he’s a tyrant’ and the Bernalillo County sheriff was struck in the arm.
“Dreyer was booked into jail on charges of petty misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.”— Albuquerque Journal, “Accusations, denials fly in sex toy stunt,” June 21, 2021
According to the Secretary of State’s Office, Dreyer is indeed on the ballot in the 2022 race for sheriff. Though he doesn’t have a website, and his Facebook page hasn’t been updated in six months, if someone is so inclined to host a sheriff candidate debate, it’s guaranteed to be the best TV since Manny Gonzales accused the incumbent mayor Tim Keller of schtooping an intern on live television.
Calling himself the “autistic cowpoke,” Dreyer has built an impressive following on Quora.com offering advice to people who don’t know how to Google.
Among the hundreds of advice columns he’s written, some of the best include responses to questions like, “Is it okay to watch Paw Patrol, Bluey, and other kids shows at the age of 16?” (answer: yes) and the short but helpful “Was Forrest Gump at the Capitol Hill riot on January 6th?” (answer: no).
As yet, there is no other information about what Dreyer would plan to do as sheriff, if elected.
Libertarianism isn’t real, of course. Like Antifa, it’s a safe space for people who are too lazy to research the issues and pick a side, too stoned to know what Aleppo is, and too politically inept to adjoin their philosophy (Alinsky-style) to slowly turn the Titanic of mainstream Republicanism, as Thomas Massie and Rand Paul have done.
But Dreyer has managed to get on the ballot. And if for no other reason than the entertainment value of seeing “Sheriff Dongcopter” in local news headlines, Dreyer has our support.
Republicans David T. Bibb, Dereck Alan Scott, Joshua James Ryan Lawrence, and Paul A. Pacheco —the latter of whom earned the Journal’s endorsement on the GOP side— will face off in the Republican primary.
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