Wednesday, January 07, 2009
I've been sitting here silently mulling over exactly what to say about this -- the look on my face probably resembling the blank stare that Beavis and Butthead used to share whenever they stumbled across a Milli Vanilli video (and right before changing the channel). But I swear, I just can't make this any funnier than it already is:
Joe the Plumber is going to be a war correspondent.
Pajamas Media -- a mini-conglomeration of conservative new media outlets that's probably not very familiar to you, with good reason -- is reportedly going to send Joe (real name, Samuel Wurzelbacher; real job, former McCain camp mascot and 2008's answer to Darva Conger) to Israel to cover the fighting in Gaza.
Joe says he's going there to let Isarel's "Average Joes share their story."
In addition to stating emphatically that I didn't make up that quote, it's probably important to mention that, as a friend of mine who happens to be Jewish said when she heard this: "First of all, it would be average Yosefs. Second, there are no Jews who consider themselves average anyway."
All I can say -- and I realize that this probably crosses some line -- is that if real journalist Daniel Pearl met the fate that he did and yet Joe the Plumber somehow manages to come back in one piece...