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Friday, October 17, 2008

No Joe, No Plumber, But Racist?

John McCain's new best friend is not a plumber, his name isn't Joe, he's a tax deadbeat and, to make the symbolism perfect, talks about Barack Obama in racial terms.

No more carefully vetted by the McCain campaign than Sarah Palin, Joe the Plumber in his wall-to-wall TV debut turns out to be Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, who has never had a plumber's license, and is no danger of having to pay more taxes, as he suggested to Obama, by making $250,000 a year, even after he pays off the lien for failing to pay what he owes Ohio from past earnings.

In an interview with Katie Couric, Wurzelbacher said his encounter with Obama was prompted by the desire “to ask one of these guys a question, and really corner them and get them to answer a question for once instead of tap dancing around it. And unfortunately I asked the question, but I still got a tap dance.”

Obama, he added "was almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.”

If he maintains this level of discourse, Wurzelbacher could end up on the campaign trail palling around with Sarah Palin.

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