Trust me, I enjoy a good April Fools Day joke as much as the next guy. That said, George LeMieux’s attempt at humor today was just not funny.
“Dear Friend,” reads the email press release which came with “Charlie Sheen” in the sender column (but which turns out to be “email@example.com when you open the email).
Today, I am proud to announce the endorsement of my good friend Connie Mack the Fourth. As the Senate race unfolds and more is revealed about Mack’s colorful past, the more I like and identify with him.
The similarities between us are endless. We both have famous and respected fathers, both went into the family business, and we love living in California and having a good time (especially on the red carpet). We’re also both known for our public displays of rage and frequent “lapses in judgment.”
Since I’ve decided not to run for political office myself, electing Connie is the next best thing. The US Senate can be such a boring and serious place; it needs people like Connie Mack…And maybe a few Hooter’s girls.
The Connie-Mack-as-Charlie-Sheen line of attack was a stretch a month ago. Now the bit is as stale as week-old bread.
You know how you can tell this joke is lame? Because LeMieux’s campaign is the only one telling it. No one in the traditional media has taken it up. No one is running with it online.
Columnists aren’t repeating it. It’s not trending on Twitter.
No one thinks the joke is funny.
The joke is neither humorous, nor offensive. It is simply played out. But even when it was first told, it was kinda lame.
Time to move on, George.