Alleged goat blower Mickey Kaus is apparently, sort of, running for US Senate as a Democrat in California. James Wolcott makes the brilliant point that Kaus’s campaign site looks like something Stephen Glass cooked up during his fictionalization of sources on Jukt Micronics. But beyond the shoddy design, the fact that Kaus thinks he can appeal to Democrats as an anti-union, anti-immigrant, anti-teacher candidate is appalling. If he wants to run on these issues, there is a natural home to him: the Republican Party.
Of course, I doubt his campaign is serious. It’s more likely an effort to get some page views on Kaus’s column on Slate. And, at least for today, the role he plays as a punchline to progressive blogger jokes will likely help that effort succeed, albeit temporarily.