He's not a fraud (as some have claimed), he insists, but he can't even register for the primary until 2006. Until then, all he's got is the good Barton name. And eight hours of a videotape for a reality show pilot, featuring Jose Sepulveda. Who, Bryan admits, never signed a release authorizing his appearance. That might be a problem later, too. Or it might get him on TV for almost causing an international incident—again.
"I don't find attention," Bryan says. "Attention finds me. The original intent was to save some dude dying in the desert. He could have died if it wasn't for Bryan Barton."
And he smiles wide and sketches a quick exclamation point with his fork: "Double-you-double-you-double-you-vote-barton-dot-com!"
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