Here in Chicago, we are facing an epic battle for the 10th district, pitting a man who (allegedly) only occasionally pays child support, enjoys popping neck veins at citizen town halls and can often be found making eloquent, if somewhat grandiose statements to concrete, against a female Iraq War veteran who had her both her legs blown off in the heat of battle.
The former is named Joe Walsh, and anyone with a television is familiar with his antics of late. Unfortunately for the entertainment value of this race, he is not the actual Joe Walsh of Eagles fame, just someone who happened to benefit from Baby Boomer name recognition. Nope, the actual Joe Walsh endorsed his opponent, Tammy Duckworth.
“I’m the real Joe Walsh and I’m proud to back a real American success story – Tammy Duckworth. Tammy’s story, her service to our nation and her continued commitment to working families (like the one I come from!) have convinced me that she’s the right choice for Congress. Join me on July 1st when I take the stage for her campaign.” – Joe Walsh
Heh. That’s cold. And awesome. And cold. And awesome. And cold.
And the musical Joe Walsh, who has, unfortunately, in later years shaved that badass mustache, is even holding a concert in Tammy’s honor and giving away an autographed guitar. Because, obviously.