Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Joe the Plumber, or whatever

ENOUGH, ALREADY, of Joe the Plumber, a.k.a., Joe Wurzelbacher. the 15-minute mock hero of John McCain's failed campaign.  Joe Whatever is back on the political trail, this time showing up at anti-union rallies to oppose the legislatively challenged card-check plan that labor supports.  Joe's getting paid for his current tour by a group benignly named Americans for Prosperity and I don't have to guess which  side it is on.  As for Joe Whatever, it's a nice line of work for a guy who isn't a licensed plumber, a detail of  little consequence if one never gets down to the fine print.  In an age when people can become national sensations simply by doing extraordinarily odd things for a brief moment, Joe latched on (or did the McCain people create him from the telephone directory?) to a thematically inspired nom de guerre to deliver the common folks to the GOP.  It will be left to the historians to determine whether he or Sarah Palin - two of McCain's  pathetic first tier miracle workers  - would have served the candidate better if either had decided to turn down the offer.     

3 comments:

Mencken said...

Republican ideology is down to the whistle and the steam with the heat being randomly supplied by the careless bursts of flatulence by a plumber, a hockey mom, and the articulate ignorance of one very sweaty Oxcontin devotee.

What's next ? A GOP Children's Crusade ? How about "Dave the 3rd Grader", "Billy the Bully, "Mikey the Crossing Guard"............

John said...

It really is a bummer
when I can't buy a Hummer
The economy's all clogged
Grumpy Abe has just blogged
Now I'm afraid to call a plummer

the poet of san jose

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