Friday, November 13, 2009

Joshua Basso for President? 

If Obama doesn't run in 2012, a strong replacement candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination (far stronger than, say, Joseph Biden or Evan Bayh) would be the man described in this article from the Times:

Fla. Man Arrested for Calling 911, Asking for Sex

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Florida police say a man arrested for repeatedly calling 911 looking for sex claimed it was the only number he could dial after running out of cell phone minutes. Tampa police said 29-year-old Joshua Basso made sexual comments to the 911 dispatcher and asked if he could come to her house. Investigators say she hung up, but he called back four more times.

He was arrested about 15 minutes later at his home late Wednesday and charged with making a false 911 call. Basso reportedly told officers that he didn't think he would get in trouble for calling 911.

Tampa jail records show Basso is being held without bond but don't indicate whether he has an attorney. He is listed as unemployed with arrests for theft and other crimes dating back to 2001.


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