Friday, November 9, 2012

Close Enough for Governor Work

hockey mom & deadbeat dadIs there any doubt that your LakeCountyEye is the opinion leader -- nonpareil -- for all things political in Lake County? No sooner had your LakeCountyEye published this totally made up unconfirmed rumor about Congressman Joe Walsh ...
one glimmer of hope is an upcoming 2014 Republican Primary, featuring at least one Senatorial or Gubernatorial candidate named Joe Walsh.
Democracy 1, Comedy 0
than the Daily Herald was all over it like banty on a rooster:
Q. What about a bid for governor for you? A possibility?

A. You know that I believe fervently in that vision. I don't know of many other candidates who articulate that vision. Am I going to do something? Oh gosh, I don't know. People approach me every day and ask, "Walsh, are you going to run for the governor? Are you going to run for Senate?" I want to do my part to lead a movement to present a vision to this. I'd rather go down fighting. Democrats have ruined this state but they've been able to do it because the Republicans have allowed them to.

Joe Walsh for governor in 2014?
Joe Walsh is holding them close to the vest, here -- but by the time the interview is over the Herald is all like they caught him already measuring the drapes for the Governor's mansion.

Note to operatives: When you're trolling for a story where there isn't one, it may pay to remember the timeless advice of one oldtime Chicago op:
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized.
Daniel Burnham
Now, does anyone really care who is running for Governor? That's not happening until, when, like in 2014 sometime? There must be 50 better, more inciteful, leading questions that the Herald could have dropped on Walsh. Your LakeCountyEye can think of at least 10 of them, right off the bat:

Ten Questions that His Career Counsellor May Ask Joe Walsh
  1. What about a bid for Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court for you?
    A possibility?
  2. What about a bid for President of the United States for you?
    A possibility?
  3. What about a bid for President of Afghanistan for you?
    A possibility?
  4. What about a bid for Dark Lord of the Sith and Emperor of the Galactic Empire for you?
    A possibility?
  5. What about a bid for Local News Weather Anchor for you?
    A possibility?
  6. What about a bid for Chief of the Antioch Rescue Squad for you?
    A possibility?
  7. What about a bid for Venture Capitalist for you?
    A possibility?
  8. What about a bid for Ambassador to the Cayman Islands for you?
    A possibility?
  9. What about a bid for Father's Rights Attorney for you?
    A possibility?
  10. What about a bid for Celebrity Apprentice for you?
    A possibility?

Look for your LakeCountyEye toting a yardstick into a carpet & drape shop near you.

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