Just so we’ve got it straight

According to Instapundit, Leon Panetta is not qualified to lead the CIA but Joe the Plumber is qualified to report on the fighting in Gaza—more qualified, even, than “most other journalists.”

Can I say that I don’t understand the Joe the Plumber phenomenon, and never did? I’ve got nothing against him, but he’s not very interesting or politically sophisticated. And there’s no evidence that he can write. Why isn’t PJM bankrolling Michael Totten, who is both of those things, in spades? Or why not send a real conservative writer like Mary Katherine Ham or Amanda Carpenter?

Because that wouldn’t turn PJM into a national punchline?

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