Thursday, August 25, 2011

Joe The Plumber, Foreign Correspondent, Author, Actor, Activist, Singer, Community Organizer, Public Speaker, and now...

Just when you think his fifteen minutes of fame are over at last, John McCain's favorite everyman keeps cropping up like a persistent case of foot fungus. Joe the Plumber is back with a new career plan. It appears he's being urged to challenge Marcy Kaptur for Congress.
Mr. Wurzelbacher wouldn't confirm or deny a congressional run. "I think it's a very interesting idea," he said Tuesday. "That's as much as I can say."
No seriously. That's really all he can say. That's the longest coherent sentence he can make at any given time. Perfect for today's Republican party.

Nonetheless, Kaptur's people say "a challenge from Mr. Wurzelbacher is definitely something we would take seriously.'" And well they should.
Some Republicans feel Mr. Wurzelbacher could give Miss Kaptur one of the strongest challenges she has faced in recent years.

"He would make a fantastic candidate," Mr. Stainbrook said. "He goes hunting with Sarah Palin. He's friends with Ann Coulter. He's got the ability to raise the money if he makes a decision to jump into the race."
Sadly, that's likely all too true. He's got all the attributes the base apparently loves. Big, brash and brainless.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

And who said the Proletarian Revolution is dead?

Our government was designed to resist being influenced by the passions of the mob. Nobody could foresee the kind of rabble rousing modern technology has made possible now that stupidity can travel at the speed of light.

9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I hate the hand wringing pieces that crop up occasionally about how the internet is ruining society but that is one bad way the internets changed everything.

11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It's amplified the Big Lie and allowed it to be repeated more often.

2:33:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Yes, yes it does. And as it's repeated, it becomes more firmly ingrained as "conventional wisdom."

Sad and a little scary.

11:54:00 AM  

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