Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Who could've imagined

Joe the Plumber and independent voter lied about being an independent, being a plumber[1] and being named Joe[2]. So of course he's a Republican.
Joe the Plumber endorsed Republican John McCain for president on Tuesday and agreed that a vote for Democratic candidate Barack Obama would be "a vote for the death of Israel."

Samuel J. Wurzelbacher gained national attention when Obama told him during a campaign stop that he wanted to "spread the wealth around." Their exchange about Obama's tax plan aired countless times on cable news programs, and McCain repeatedly cited Joe the Plumber in their third and final debate and again at campaign events....

In a McCain rally at a flag store, Wurzelbacher said he feared that Obama would turn the U.S. into a socialist nation.
"In a McCain rally at a flag store..." You've got to be fucking kidding me. Why did the press bother listening to this fella again? It's been clear from day one that he's 100% straight wingnut.

[1] I have some discomfort with the idea of declaring that because a person isn't licensed in their profession, that implies they "aren't" that. Bloggers aren't journalists (except when they are) but that doesn't imply that bloggers aren't valuable for journalists, or that they can't do journalism from time to time. So not-Joe the not-Plumber may actually do fine plumbing work, but as a convention of language he isn't a plumber in my books.

[2] This one's easy. His name is Samuel, and he goes by Joe because "Samuel" reminds him of his mom telling him to make his bed. Still, Samuel it is and we should all call him that just to piss him off.

1 comment:

Vicki said...

If he's not licensed, he's not a plumber. So says Mike Holmes: and I would not incur his meaty wrath.