Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Plumber who won't shut up

Joe the Plumber is a fount of wisdom that seems to never run dry.  (BTW, he's fair game for ridicule as loing as he keeps showing up on the morning shows.)

The Rude Pundit is priceless on this topic of Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher bemoaning what he calls "socialism" and then a moment later admitting that his own family was on welfare.  Duh.

Wurzelbacher never even realized the brutal irony and self-contradiction of his answer: "I grew up poor. You know I actually have been on welfare, you know, my parents, you know, a couple different times, and we'd, you know, worked harder and got off of it and then, you know, actually did fairly well."

Read the whole column.

Ed Rollins, the Republican strategist, said it best this weekend.  He said that if Joe the Plumber were smart he would shut up and get a truck with a logo and 1-800-J-O-E-P-L-U-M-B-E-R printed on  the side and start his business.  He'd be busy immediately and be hiring employees and making money doing what he does.  Instead he persists on relishing in evoking his inane opinions and destroying this image of the average working guy.

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