If you thought the Harold Ford campaign was hilarious, check this out: LAWeekly is reporting that Slate union-hating blogger Mickey Kaus took out papers to run for Senate in California against Democrat Barbara Boxer.

The Kausfiles Kontrarian told LA Observed that he's "looking at running" for the seat:

Technically I've only taken out the nomination papers, to gather the necessary signatures. I haven't returned them yet.

I did file a "candidate registration and qualification form," but I think that is just for their internal use at the registrar's office.

Look for the 14-part Slate series "Running Scared: My life as a Gag Senate Candidate". But, seriously, Mickey? Don't give Nikki Finke any ideas.