NEW YORK CITY - Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has just about received more publicity than some of the cattleman of the Old West including John Chisum, Charles Goodnight, and Richard King, owner of the one million acre King Ranch in south Texas.
The feisty 67-year-old Bundy acts more like a man half his age and he does not back off from anyone. Even when the US government threatened to napalm his Nevada ranch he smiled and said "Try it fellers?"
The state of Nevada contends that Bundy owes them $1 million on account of he has allowed his cattle to graze on state land witout having paid one red cent for 20 years.
Every other cattleman in Nevada has paid the state for grazing rights but like Bundy says, "I ain't be like nobody else. I just be like myself."
Cliven Bundy has developed quite a lot of followers who support him 100 percent. Even GOP radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has said that he admires the old coot and even suggested that he needs to run for public office.
Limbaugh said that Bundy would make a great senator from the Gambling State of Nevada.
SIDENOTE: Bundy shakes off the senator idea. He then spits out some tabacky juice, takes a swig from his Lone Star longneck bottle and says, "Hell, this old cowboy might just run for president in 20 friggin 16."