A Quick Letter To Joe The Plumber

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The now infamous Joe Wurzelbacher (theage.com.au)

Dear Joe,

I just had to write a quick post and tell you that even though I have no idea who you are, I sure as hell know what you do and I'm thinking the only thing that would have been better for you and your business is if they would have had a ticker tape with a 1-800 number.

I mean forget about the economy - tonight's debate was all about you, and if you think about it, kind of apropos as this next President is certainly going to have to do some plumbing of their own with all of the leaky pipes that we need fixing (the economy, foreign policy, and health care just to name a few).

Although I'd rather not see any ass cracks if possible.

Word to my plumbers yo!


Who Is Joe The Plumber?

From the TIME blog

Any one watching tonight's debate is surely wondering: Who the heck is this Joe-the-Plumber that both candidates keep talking about? Turns out, he's a real guy. Obama met Joe Wurzelbacher in Ohio a couple of days ago. Here's an interview with him by a conservative group. Update: Here's a video link of the encounter.
From The Associated Press

He is Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio man looking to buy a plumbing business who came to symbolize the notion of spreading the wealth in Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain. Earlier this week, when Wurzelbacher got a chance to speak with Obama during a campaign appearance in Toledo, he told Obama that his tax plan would keep him from buying the business that currently employs him.
From Jossip

This debate was so out of left field. Like, who knew to put Joe the Plumber down in their debate bingo square instead of maverick? If you for some reason had decided to take a drink every time Obama and McCain referenced their imaginary friend, you'd be dead. Dead of alcohol poisoning.
From the Fox Blog:

Joe Wurzelbacher of Holland, Ohio, might be the most famous plumber in the country after confronting the Democrat earlier this week when Obama was canvassing his neighborhood. Wurzelbacher, who is about to purchase a small business that nets more than $250,000/year - the magic number at which Obama will increase taxes - asked Obama why after working hard for so many years he should be taxed. Obama and Wurzelbacher spoke for about six minutes - in front of press - about Obama’s tax plan, after which Obama noted the conversation was “good practice” for his debate with McCain.