Friday, November 14, 2008
Shouldn't JTP leave the nest?
HOPE IS is fading that Sarah Palin will give up on Joe the Plumber as her runningmate for the presidency in 2012. She continued to invoke his name at the Republican Governors Conference as the other Republican governors, dark-suited and grim, appeared to react as though Mrs. O'Leary and her cow had just entered the room. OK, Sarah, we've all had our fun and accept your notion that JTP (as he is now known) is the perfect positive symbol of pro-American, hardworking, small town achievement. But Americans do have a short interest span, particularly during the football season, and you might want to consider somebody else to talk about in widening your grasp of domestic and foreign policy. On the negative side, instead of regularly mentioning William Ayers in the same breath with Barack Obama these days, have you thought about adding Hermann Goering, Savanarola or even Guy Fawkes, for starters? It works for me.