If You Were Wondering What's Next
By: Mark W Adams

After Washington is conquered by the DFH, whatever will a liberal blogger do with his time?

  • Pack for that long over-due vision quest?
  • Invest the remains of his stock portfolio in hand-cut flowers and airport literature?
  • Get back to the gym to eliminate eight years of flabby un-Americanism?


'Joe the Plumber' Mulling Run for Congress

Joe Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber," said Friday he may consider running for Congress in 2010, challenging longtime Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) in the Toledo-area district.

"I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight," Wurzelbacher said during an appearance on the Laura Ingraham show Friday, "but, you know, I'd be up for it."

"There is a movement afoot to draft you to run for Congress," Ingraham said. "Joe, let me tell you something: you decide to run for Congress, and I'll help you with your PR, I'll help you do your ads, I mean, I'll volunteer to help you."

Ingraham's producer, Brian Feldman, said that during the break after the segment, Wurzelbacher told Ingraham that his statements today represent the first time he has acknowledged considering a bid for Congress in public.

Wurzelbacher said he did agree with Kaptur's vote against the bailout, and touted his support for a flat tax on income.

So what do we have here? A netroots darling, a veteran of the progressive cause versus a guy who's name ain't Joe, isn't licensed to be a plumber, doesn't pay his taxes, thinks it's socialism for his non-existent tax increases to go to folks who didn't work as hard as he did -- unless he's the guy collecting welfare.

He's perfect. Just as phony as McCain and clueless as Palin. A made-to-order wingnut media darling. And I'm just the guy to crush his dreams.

Come on Joe, give me a reason to blog!