Well, we knew the day would come when the next generation of Duggars would follow Jim Bob's lead and run for public office.
We just didn't think the first one to throw his hat in the ring would be only a few months out of his teens.
For a long time, it looked as though Josh Duggar would enter the political arena, but a handful of sex scandals derailed his career while he was still in the lobbyist stage.
And so, Josh is in exile (read: selling used cars in rural Arkansas), and it's his brother Jedidiah who's taken up the mantel of public service.
This week, 20-year-old Jed announced that he's running for a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
The election is still a year away, but thanks to Jed's status as a member of reality TV's most controversial family, his campaign is already gaining a lot of attention.
Take a look:
Jed announced this week that he's running for a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. If he's smart, he'll learn from the mistakes of that OTHER Jed from a famous family and avoid exclamation marks on his campaign signs.
Jed's official campaign site launched this week, and you probably won't be surprised to learn the scion of Jim Bob leans HARD to the right in his policy positions.
Facing the Issues
You want issues? Jed's got 'em! His site lays out his stance on seven hot-button topics, and you better believe Jed's got strong opinions about God and guns.
School? Who's got time for it? Jed may have not have spent much (or any) time in a classroom ... or the military ... or even in a full-time job (no, being the nominal head of one of your dad's car lots doesn't count) -- but he worked on a state senator's campaign for a couple months last year!
Life? Jed's In Favor of It
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jed is vehemently pro-life. He threw "100%" in there, so it's safe to assume he opposes abortion even in cases of rape, incest, or medical issues that might threaten the mother's life. Definitely the kind of decision you want a 20-year-old virgin to make for you.
Nothing Says "Pro-Life" Like an Assault Weapon!
Not surprisingly, Jed is also big on guns. It's a passion that led him to enlist in the US -- oh, wait ... like the rest of the Duggars, Jed talks a big game about patriotism but has never considered serving in the military.