Mike Rowe, the host of Discovery’s hit show “Dirty Jobs” on Wednesday added one more job to his roster of tough tasks: congressional witness.
And judging by the reaction of Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Rowe could have a future in politics.
The genial TV host addressed a Senate
Commerce Committee hearing on the decline in manufacturing jobs, but
before Rowe even spoke, Rockefeller was smitten.
Rockefeller promised he would.
statement was a big hit, thanks to a couple of plumbing jokes and a
solid pro-America message. Rockefeller soaked it all up, at one point
turning to the audience and exclaiming, “I have a smart wife!”
senator was forced to draw the line a few minutes later, however, when
Rowe offered to go to the Senate floor and vote on Rockefeller’s behalf.
“I’ll vote,” Rowe suggested.
“No?” asked Rowe.
“You can try, but