Boise comedian Pete Peterson, the former gubernatorial candidate who has twice failed to force a recall vote to remove Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna from office, just can’t seem to take “no” for an answer.
Although Luna will face re-election for a third term in 2014, Peterson has formed the 2013 Luna Recall Committee to make another go.
On Thursday, he’s planning a rally at the Capitol on the Jefferson Street sidewalk. The rally has a new wrinkle: a $50 prize for the “funniest, most original sign,” and a $50 prize for the “funniest, most original slogan or song.”
Peterson said Thursday’s “party” will begin at 2:01 p.m. and end at 3:01 p.m. He said he’d invited other comics and plans to have music. “We want it to be very fun. There’s so much acrimony and bitterness in politics these days that we want this to be a fun event with signs, flags, balloons, the whole nine yards.”
Peterson also suggested the odds of winning may be pretty decent: “We expect this to be a small gathering.”
Peterson finished fourth in 2010′s six-way GOP primary for governor, with 5.2 percent of the vote. Gov. Butch Otter won the race with 55 percent.