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You have to be kidding!

First it was Jessie Ventura. Then it was Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, CNN is reporting that Jerry Springer is going to file to run on the Democratic ticket for the Senate race in Ohio. Yes, that Jerry Springer.

Currently Springer is running infomercials in various states trying to gather money and support for his bid. One of the humorous things is that he isn't running them in Ohio. He will run them in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Tennessee, New Orleans, San Antonio and New York. He says he isn't running them in Ohio because of equal time laws, but the Federal Communication Act of 1934 only specifies that stations that run the political ads have to offer the same amount of time for the same price to all candidates. If his competitors want to buy half-hour infomercials, so be it. I wonder if it is more along the lines that he wants to see how much money he can raise before he really throws his hat in the ring.

When I first heard about this, my first thought is that even the most liberal Democrats had to be thinking, "Oh, crap." This man is known as the ring master for the biggest trailer trash freakshow on the planet and he may actually have a chance of becoming a Senator. Hey, it worked for Jessie Ventura. I am not sure that anyone other than Ventura actually thought he had a chance to win and look what he did. Not only did he win, but he won convincingly.

Then, after some time, I got to thinking about it. Who better than Jerry Springer to join the United States Senate? He has been used to dealing with large groups of unruly people who are unwilling to work together. He has spent a lot of time working with some of the most disfunctional human beings on the planet. Sounds like this experience should help him out quite a bit if should actually win his bid to become a senator. The only thing that would be missing in this case is his buddy Steve running around and knocking heads together when people start getting a little too riled up.

All kidding aside, it would not surprise me if Jerry doesn't get elected. It would scare the hell out of me, but it wouldn't surprise me. In my opinion, Jerry Springer is not the type of person that should be elected to the senate, but what I think really doesn't matter. What matters is the people who vote in Ohio, and who better that Springer to get the vote out.

"You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner." -Aristophanes in 424 B.C.