Joe the Plumber is Neither Joe… Nor a Plumber

McCain’s latest campaign gimmick, who curiously toes the party line, isn’t a registered plumber, nor was he “undecided,” and it’s pretty clear he’s in the tank for the Republicans. Oh, and he’s a tax cheat. Do the Republicans vet anyone these days? While we’re on the subject of Sarah Palin, Joe’s already had more press conferences than her: one.


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  1. If this were Peter Pan the Lost Boys would be screaming, “Bad form!”

    I am amazed at how fast liberals turned on this member of the vaunted middle class for daring to think his best interests lay with McCain.

    And seriously Ames, if being ‘in the tank’ for a particular candidate signifies their opinion should somehow be discarded, why do you or I even bother blogging? We both made up our minds months ago.

  2. I was more surprised by the revelation that he was a flat tax person, I thought you people were just on the fringes of the Republicans!? How comes I keep running into people that support it?

    I did hear he was registered under the name Samuel or something.

  3. I don’t think this is a line of attack that the Dems should pursue. Biden got involved in it… lightly… and I don’t think that was a good idea. The better plan is to play up Obama’s tax plan, and hang your hat on this: Joe will actually get a tax cut under Obama’s plan.

  4. Oneiroi, a flat tax is not ‘fringe’ by a long shot. A LOT of people like the idea in principle.

    Ames, If you don’t think it’s a line of attack they should pursue, then why are you?

    And I’d be curious to know what your definition of a ‘tax cut’ is.

  5. Well, a minority of economists and a minority of Republicans and/or conservatives.

    About ole Joe, I think there’s danger in picking one person and making him the everyman.

    This thing pissed me off during the “bracelet wars” of debate 01…when McCain talked about a military family and acted because of his example every military family supported him. It’s so reductionist and misleading, and both candidates/parties do it.

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