Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cherilyn Eager Brings Stupid to Utah


Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher -- better known as "Joe the Plumber" -- is scheduled to visit Utah next month to stump for U.S. Senate candidate Cherilyn Eagar.

Eagar's campaign announced the planned visit today as part of her "Eagar to Clean Up Washington Tour of Utah."

Beginning in mid-November, Wurzelbacher and Eagar will hold several events in locations from Logan to St. George, including a planned rally at the State Capitol on Nov. 18 and a fundraising dinner that night at the Salt Lake Marriott hotel.

I've never actively used this blog or my volunteer time to campaign against a candidate personally. Only for a canddiate, if I can find a for to be for. In this case, I'm thinking of making an exception. We could really do without this infusion of anti-intellect in our state politics.

Thanks, Cherilyn. We'll be returning the favor. And somewhere Mark "win a free ipod by voting for me" Shurtleff is angry he didn't come up with this himself. That's where they've set the bar.

This senate race is going to be one for the history books (of political comedy).


  1. The worst part of it is that she is getting exactly what she wants out of this stunt - publicity. Just look how many people are writing about it.

  2. But remember, in politics, not ALL publicity is good publicity. This is something that needs to be written about because it speaks directly to the sorry state of the narrative in Utah and other conservative pockets.

  3. I agree that the reaction has been almost universally unflattering, but I think this campaign will take anything that gets mentioned. I guess I'd be happier if there were no active republicans treating the announcement as a good thing.

  4. That's a very good point. And obviously it's not just active Republicans who do such a disservice to themselves by supporting such gimmicky stunts. We should all be a little more picky and demanding of those who would like our vote.

  5. Sidetrack: Have you considered it might add credibility to your cause if before you recklessly label someone "stupid" without basis you learn to spell their name correctly?