Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe The Ringer

Well, we shouldn't be surprised that the supposedly undecided voter who McCain couldn't resist mentioning so much last night is a bit of a ringer:
Joe The Plumber Admits He Wasn't Undecided After All
For starters, according to Ben Smith, he's not registered to vote. It's hard to believe that this could be the case; it seems likely that there is some sort of clerical error. For example, his name could be mispelled as Worzelbacher instead of Wurzelbacher in the Lucas County file. (Update: Ben Smith notes that appears to be exactly what happened. 'Joe' appears to be a registered Republican under the name of Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher. Also, earlier today at a press conference, Wurzelbacher said he originally registered with the Natural Law Party.)
One who hates the biggest and greatest tonic against senior destitution in human history, Social Security:

And, what's more, he's not even licensed as a plumber:
Joe not a licensed plumber, McCain's enthusiasm not diminished
The Toledo Blade is reporting that Joe the Plumber is actually not licensed. But that, combined with his apparent tax lien, isn't lessening McCain's ardor.

He said in an interview with Fox's Carl Cameron today that he hoped to hook up with the instantly famous Ohioan soon.

“I'm probably going to call him this morning," McCain said. "I thought he would probably be up late. I heard that his — that his phone lines were pretty well flooded. But I think we're going to be spending some time together.”
Buncha hucksters, these Republicans. But that's not exactly news....

1 comment:

Michael said...

You forgot to italicize hook up. What do they call those things you use to fix a sink...oh yeah, tools. ;)