Friday, October 17, 2008

Watergate II: 'What Did He Plumb, and When Did He Plumb It?'

It all makes sense. Didn't Nixon have "plumbers" too? Hmmmmm?

Media flagship The New York Times has committed umpteen Ivy-League trained Masters of Journalism to prowl the records halls of Ohio digging up the dirt on one Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher of Holland, Ohio, under serious suspicion that the individual known to police by his alias,“Joe the Plumber,” is in reality an undocumented Republican. ("Real Deal on ‘Joe the Plumber’ Reveals New Slant”):

Thomas Joseph, the business manager of Local 50 of the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters and Service Mechanics, based in Toledo, said Thursday that Mr. Wurzelbacher had never held a plumber’s license, which is required in Toledo and several surrounding municipalities.

He also never completed an apprenticeship and does not belong to the plumber’s union, which has endorsed Mr. Obama. On Thursday, he acknowledged that he does plumbing work even though he does not have a license.

His full name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher. And he owes back taxes, too, public records show. The premise of his complaint to Mr. Obama about taxes may also be flawed, according to tax analysts. Contrary to what Mr. Wurzelbacher asserted and Mr. McCain echoed, neither his personal taxes nor those of the business where he works are likely to rise if Mr. Obama’s tax plan were to go into effect, they said.

Name is Sam not Joe? Makes an honest living as a plumber without union membership?? Owes a small tax debt???

Well, I know I feel betrayed by Joe the Plumber.

They'll probably find out next that he actually likes it when his taxes go up, and wouldn't have minded Obama's tax hike at all.

Now Joe must join the ranks of other famous and outspoken persons who, upon examination, were discovered to be unlicensed posers, such as Abe Lincoln (who practiced law in Illinois without benefit of ABA sanction), and Jesus of Nazareth, (the myth of whose "Jewish carpenter" status has now been debunked by higher critics denying His lack of union sanction).

(I know what you're thinking: Does Obama meet his own high standard? He sure does. He never community organized, and still doesn't, without the express sanction of the official community organizing governing body, ACORN).

If Joe the Plumber's imposture as a legitimate member of the working class doesn't demand prompt investigation by House and Senate committees in the new Democratic Congress, I don't know what will.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is really pathetic that the press and the libs tried to distort everything that Joe the plumber stands for. I think they will throw any crap out there just to see what will stick.