Just in case you had any remaining shred of a suspicion that inane Microtrend maker-upper Mark Penn might actually have some worthwhile advice about something, today he touts blogging as a good job opportunity. Ha!

Did you know that in America, professional bloggers outnumber professional bootblacks, zebra trainers, and circus clowns—combined? Mark Penn did, so write him a fucking check! But wait—Mark, can you illustrate your point using a line lifted from a readily identifiable musician?

That's almost 2 million Americans getting paid by the word, the post, or the click — whether on their site or someone else's. And that's nearly half a million of whom it can be said, as Bob Dylan did of Hurricane Carter: "It's my work he'd say, I do it for pay."

Great! So anyhow lots of these pro bloggers make literally thousands of dollars per year (not to brag but we are now almost totally off food stamps. Thanks blogging!) So if you're in a defunct profession like, say, managing Hillary Clinton's campaign, why not consider becoming a blogger for big bux? MarkPennTriesTheMichaelPhelps12000CalorieDiet.Blogspot.Success!
[WSJ. Pic: CtW]