Unfortunately, it is not out of the realm of possibility…

A quick browse of the Huffington Post and my eye caught this story. After a nice belly laugh, I started looking elsewhere on the page and came across these stories also:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/22/rod-blagojevich-future-in-politics-fox-news_n_690372.html

It was symbolic when the six Republican candidates for U.S. Senate stood up together side-by-side during a debate Wednesday. It resembled their positions on major issues. All said they would have voted against extending long-term unemployment benefits. All argued Elena Kagan should not have been appointed to the Supreme Court. All said man-made global warming hasn’t been proven.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/20/blackwater-fine-42-millio_n_689831.html
The troubled security firm formerly known as Blackwater will pay $42 million in fines to settle thousands of violations of U.S. export control regulations, according to The New York Times.
The company still has contracts to provide security for both the State Department and the CIA in Afghanistan. In June, the CIA gave Xe an additional $100 million contract to provide security for its regional offices in Afghanistan.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/22/carl-paladino-backs-welfa_n_690284.html

NEW YORK — Republican candidate for governor Carl Paladino said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients, where they could work in state-sponsored jobs, get employment training and take lessons in “personal hygiene.”

And finally, this Gem!

The conservative known as “the Hammer” defended the lobbyist-paid-for trips as saving taxpayer money. “I would take trips paid for by private interests and nonprofit interests because I didn’t believe taxpayers should be paying for it,” adding that it was “the right thing to do.”

When Tom Delay is preaching Morals, and ROJO is warning us about the the dangers of sunspots, and Newt Gingrich is in Wisconsin raising money for local republicans, I wonder about our whole political system.

It seems to me that Blago getting back into politics, would not be the strangest news of the day!

Tom Michalski endorsed by WEAC

Earlier today Tom Michalski, the Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 21st Assembly District, announced the endorsement of his campaign by the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), which represents approximately 98,000 public education employees in Wisconsin:

“I am truly honored to have received the support of WEAC on behalf of our amazing public school teachers,” Michalski said. “Wisconsin’s teachers deserve active and accountable representation in Madison. I have always championed our public schools and the hard working teachers that ensure our children get the education they need to go on to college and enable them to compete in a 21st century economy.”

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“Every day I hear from people who are concerned about the future of education in Wisconsin and they are glad to see that someone with a strong background in public education wants to represent them. It is these types of personal conversations and connections with voters that fuel my campaign. I wake up every day excited to meet and talk with more of these great folks. I got into this race to bring active and accountable leadership to the 21st Assembly District and people recognize that.”

In addition to the endorsement by WEAC, Michalski’s campaign has also received endorsements this month from groups and unions such as the League of Conservation Voters, American Federation of Teachers, National Association of Nurses and Health Professionals, and the National Association of Social Workers.