Saturday, July 23, 2011

Touch Wood

Your LakeCountyEye can proudly relay the latest Michele Bachmann joke:
Overheard most often inside the Bachmann house?
Michele Bachmann: "Not tonight dear, I have a headache."
Marcus Bachmann: "Not tonight dear, I have a headache."
Ha ha -- jinx touch wood! But in all seriousness, the LakeCountyEye mail-server seems to be under siege from Bachmann-for-President. The Inbox has accumulated so much spam from the Bachmann campaign that your LakeCountyEye now knows howcome the Chicago Mercantile Exchange quit trading pork bellies. They couldn't keep up ...
CME shuts down iconic pork belly futures market
The aforementioned Bachmann is a Republican candidate for the aforementioned President of the United States. If spam could be traded for votes, Bachmann would be in line to be the next President. Spam, however, is just spam. And as readers of this blog are blissfully aware:
Walsh for President!
it is Illinois Eighth District Congressman Joe Walsh who is in line to be the next Republican President of the United States. Of course, the devil is in the details, and Walsh has of yet to formally declare his intentions to run for President, at least to the Sun-Times's Lynn Sweet ...
Walsh told me he is going to run for re-election. He hasn't picked a district yet -- the Democratic Illinois mapmakers redrew the 8th district to make it more Democratic.
Sen. Dick Durbin, negotiator, Rep. Joe Walsh, screamer
This keeps nearby establishment Republican Congressmen
  • Peter Roskam
  • Randy Hultgren
  • Robert Dold
  • Adam Kinzinger
  • Don Manzullo
up nights with headaches. They shudder in anticipation of the day that Screamin' Joe Walsh announces that he has decided to run for Congress in their district.

Walsh's Screamin'-Joe-Walsh cable-teevee act has paid off handsomely in the form of exposure and donations. Walsh is energetic and telegenic and is amassing a formidable campaign warchest. Which is why the aforementioned Congressmen would much rather see Walsh run for President or something. At least over in someone else's district.

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