Joe the Plumber: Behind the Headlines

Matt Cunningham loves the Joe The Plumber story.  Joe, a man who confronted Barack Obama about the Senator’s tax policy, has two big strikes against him and in this case, two strikes and you’re out.

First off, if Joe is a plumber, he has no license.  The Toledo Blade reported that Joe’s name and possible mis-spellings of his last name did not turn up in a license search.  Perhaps Joe is plumbing without a license, so Obama’s tax policy is the least of his worries.

But the more interesting news is that Joe The Plumber is Charles Keating’s son-in-law.  You remember Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan in Irvine of which Senator McCain used his influence to try and protect Mr. Keating, a major campaign contrbutor to McCain in the late 1980s.

So typical of the desperate McCain campign to use a GOP plant.  I am enjoying watching this backfire.

  3 comments for “Joe the Plumber: Behind the Headlines

  1. Ellinorianne
    October 16, 2008 at 5:11 pm
  2. nate west
    October 17, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Maybe the RNC spent as much time vetting “Joe the Plumber” as they did in forcing McCain to chose that bimbo, Palin.

  3. Steve Kim
    October 18, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    As pointed out by Jon Stewart:
    He has done more interviews and is now more thoroughly vetted than Sarah Palin.

    Less ethics violations, too.

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