A citizen on a rope line, picked at random by The One to ask a question manages to put forth a question that exposes the Marxist tendencies of said One.
All hell breaks loose.
He becomes an instant You-tube star, is invited to be a guest on talk shows, and is even mentioned (repeatedly) during the final Presdential debate by both candidates.
He is lauded by McCain at his rallies, and mocked by Obama at his.
A new contagion is identified: Joe The Plumber Derangement Syndrome; JTPDS:
Reporters begin digging furiously into his background, and tax records, plumbing credentials, what-have-you. The man must be destroyed. He dared to question the One. Therefore, he is a danger to him, much like Sarah Palin is, who also must be destroyed. Therefore, reporters, many of whom are no doubt fresh off the investigative beat in Alaska, start snooping into Joe the Plumbers affairs. They hit pay-dirt!:
Wurzelbacher registered as an apprentice with the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council in November 2003, according to Dennis Evans, spokesman with the Department of Job and Family Services. Records show his training, which was sponsored by A & W Newell Co. of Toledo, should have wrapped last year.
“We don’t have a record of completion,” Evans said. “All we know is that he registered in the program and has gone through to the point where we should have record of completion, but we don’t.”
And that’s not the only record that’s missing from Wurzelbacher’s file. He doesn’t have a plumbing license required by the city of Toledo to practice, according to a staffer with the Toledo Division of Building Inspection. Wurzelbacher, who now works for Newell Plumbing & Heating Co., said the owner, Al Newell, has a plumbing license and that “because he works for someone else, he doesn’t need a license.”
But even that’s not true, according to the Toledo Division of Building Inspection. Wurzelbacher can’t legally do plumbing work without a license, regardless of his boss’s certification.
A staff person with the Toledo Division of Building Inspection told On Call this afternoon that her division will contact Wurzelbacher to notify him that he can’t work without a license.
“We’re trying to track him down,” she said.
In the meantime, the Democrat-friendly local plumbers’ union is fuming.
“He has no license whatsoever with the city of Toledo,” said Tom Joseph, the business manager for Local Union 50 of the Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, which has endorsed Obama. “He has no license in the state of Ohio. He has no contractor’s license in the state of Ohio. He is not a plumber. He works for a plumber.
His boss’s business probably doesn’t bring in anywhere near $250,000 a year so he should stop dreaming about turning it into one that does and what that might mean for his taxes. Which should be easy enough; he’ll probably be out of work soon anyway.
According to court records, creditors have secured at least two liens against [Joe the Plumber] Wurzelbacher, whose legal name is Samuel. Ohio has a $1,182 lien for owed taxes and St. Charles Mercy Hospital has filed a 2007 lien for $1,261.
My, what a great service the media is providing for the Republic, by exposing this nasty Rethuglican and destroying his career. We can all breathe a big sigh of relief…safe as we are, from the wiles of this dangerous rube.
Why would we expect a similar anal exam of Obama or any of his questionable supporters, who include washed up terrorists, assorted commies, and radicals? Or even a similar examination of the Treasurer of Obama’s campaign, who also has tax liens?
That wouldn’t be providing a service to the Republic. No. Obama’s “willing accomplices in the media” believe it is for our own good that certain stories not see the light of day. They know what’s best for us.
Shucks! Listen to this guy. He says it all better than I ever could:
Thanks to Ace, who shares his thoughts:
This guy seems blue collar, like that imbecile Joe the Plumber, so I assume “elites” were around to explain to his ig’rant ass how to turn on the picture-gizmo, and how to move his face-hole to make word-sounds come out, and how to refrain from fun-touching his daddy-stick for a full five minutes.
McCain To Obama: Lay Off Joe The Plumber
UPDATE IV: (Oct. 24):
Tip: Obama Partisans in Ohio Goverment Agencies Illegally Pawed Through Joe the Plumber’s Private Records?
He says we’ll be hearing more about it in the next few days.