Mark Steyn For Senate!

Mark Steyn Says Parataxis Oh my goodness, what an insanely great idea: run Mark Steyn for the US Senate seat from New Hampshire, currently held by Jeanne Shaheen, who's up for re-election in 2014.

That is, unless she decides to resign rather than face Steyn. I would.

Background: this idea was floated Thursday night by talk show host Hugh Hewitt.

Comment: OK, he might not win. As he points out, as a writer on matters political, he has a long paper trail. Even considering that small cohort, he's unusually unafraid to offend, and he rarely (if ever) obfuscates. So opposition researchers would have plenty to work with.

But, unlike the establishment nebbishes the GOP is likely to nominate otherwise, he would be someone I could enthusiastically vote for. And (since I've seen him in action) I'm reasonably sure Steyn could out-argue, out-charm, and outclass Senator Shaheen in a one-on-one debate.

If you're unfamiliar with things Steyn, National Review maintains an archive of his stuff. Check it out.

I, for one, would get a kick out of a Senator who could come up with:

But don’t worry. Under Obamacare, if you like your penis, you’ll be able to keep your penis.

… and on his own. Without a speechwriter or teleprompter.

There is already a website, where one can sign a petition to urge Mr. Steyn to take the plunge. I've already signed.