Things that amuse me

So, let me get this straight:  Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher is qualified to be a journalist –a war correspondent, no less– because he was filmed saying a few utterly stupid things to Barack Obama during the presidential campaign, but I am possibly still too green for field work in a conflict zone (Afghanistan) after spending the past nearly six years (on and off) volunteering,  interning and working for human rights, humanitarian, and development organizations?

Ok. That makes sense. Perfect sense. All is right with the world.