Norris Watch, con’t.

(Via Matthew Yglesias)

Look kids: The LA Times is covering the Huckabee/Norris angle that is revolutionizing how campaigns are waged and shaking up the 2008 election.

Some of the juicy bits of this find piece of journalism…

AN A-list celebrity endorsement can lift a presidential campaign. But Chuck Norris’ seal of approval can kick-start the Airbus.

…and…

  Suddenly, Huckabee became the presidential example of tough-guy cool. You thought Fred Thompson was going to be the law-and-order candidate? He was looking like a worn-out hound dog Wednesday night as Huckabee strode into the debate with the still buffed-up, 67-year-old Norris by his side.

…but wait there’s more….

Subsequently, Huckabee has surged in the polls, particularly in Iowa, and Norris has been with him every step of the way on the campaign trail.

He sat in the second row at Wednesday’s debate — which was co-sponsored, appropriately enough, by YouTube — and afterward gave glowing interviews about his candidate’s performance. The whole thing was posted on the Internet within seconds.

and the juiciest bit… (italics mine)

“If you are going after those evildoers, you want Norris with you,” said longtime Democratic strategist Rick Taylor, only half-joking. “That’s how I look at it. Norris for secretary of Defense. I feel safer already.”

Just in case you forgot, Chuck Norris has done absolutely nothing to make his views important to anybody. People started making jokes about him on the internet and BOOM! he can sway voters.

This is American politics today, my friends. And it is fucked.

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