Okay, the other day I posted for my Facebook status that I was about out of ideas and that I was open to suggestions. And to that, someone sent me a message that I should run for political office and put my law degree to good use because, as she said, since she's known me, I've always had a sense of fairness and justice.
Now I'll confess, I scoffed at this. I think I tend to be a bit too blunt at times to be a politician. I also literally hate playing politics. I've been awful at all of my jobs. I tend to think that a person should be rewarded on the basis of how one does a job, not how well one kisses the ass of a superior. But then I got to thinking, maybe that's what we need out there. Some politician who will tell us the ugly truths. Who won't kiss asses. Who'll be more concerned about what actual his constituents want and less about what the moneyed-interests want.
So I'm willing to do this. But I think this needs to be a grass-roots kind of thing. If somebody wants to start a Facebook page or something that tries to draft me for some political office, then I'm fine with that. I say have fun with it. It needs to be for something realistic, though, I think. Maybe city council or some school board. Hell, I'd settle for a judgeship. I'll let you guys worry about all of the campaign laws because, well, you're drafting me for office.
I just serve at your pleasure.
Besides, I figure that after two years, I'm set for life making millions of dollars as a lobbyist or a radio talk show host.