I've been able to confirm through two independent sources in Ohio, that Joe Wurzelbacher doesn't need a license for his work, so long as he is restricted to residential, not commercial. One of those sources maintains that, as long as he restricts his work to his home township, he's fine. Whatever he does, he's probably going to continue to have problems with his union's friendly neighborhood goon squad. Someone should make up buttons that say: "I AM JOE THE PLUMBER."
Meanwhile, on the subject of people who are actually running for something, there are those who still think Sarah Palin isn't cut out for this job (including former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, who seems to be having a meltdown of sorts, I can't explain her lately). But for those of you who buy into that sort of thing, our Pertinacious Papist can tell you why Mrs Palin currently has a higher national security clearance than either Barack Obama or Joseph Biden. (You didn't know? That's because you don't need to know!)
Some of us who have been working in DC for awhile, can remember the unusually long time it took for some of Clinton's people to get through their background checks. A few red flags along the way, it seems. Stay tuned...
[MEMO TO MS NOONAN: Click here. You might actually learn something.]