Sunday, October 26, 2008

Joe The Plummer Runs For Congress?

Oh, please, stop. My sides are splitting.

One of the key lessons of the 2008 elections? Don't believe the hype. Hillary Clinton learned that lesson. Sarah Palin is learning that lesson right now. Joe The Plummer should be smart enough to know better.

I've been pretty easy on Joe, because, after all, he's just an ordinary guy who was swept into our vapid news cycles. There's no reason to ever bother with him; he was a causality of John McCain's painfully bad third debate (the jaw-dropping moment is still very funny). I don't fault the guy at all for taking advantage of his 15 minutes of fame. But if he really does think that he is now somehow qualified to run for public office in the next election....oh, joy.

Some people just never learn.

What Joe should have done is simple. Get a Hollywood agent. Get a book deal. Do some tv commercials. Become the next Jared The Subway Guy. Then take all the money you make and put it into the kids' college fund. Win, lose, or draw, this short moment of fame will fade and Joe will have to return to daily life. Best to live it up and enjoy the fun.

But for heaven's sake, don't believe the hype, Joe. You are not cut out for politics.

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