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Joe the Plumber. Can there be any other more idiotic phrase to sum up the level of stupid we had to put up with during this long campaign season? This faux celebrity came to public attention by seeking out and asking Barack Obama a question. Almost everything in the question was wrong or a lie. The man who came to be known as Joe the Plumber turned out to be named Samuel, and was not licensed to be a plumber.
But out of desperation, the John McCain campaign used this guy, and turned him into a pop-culture hero for the last two weeks of the race. Nobody ever really knew why, but he was just as popular with McCainiacs as Sarah Palin, the First Dude and "Drill, baby drill!"
Flogging his 15-minutes for all they were worth, Joe campaigned for McCain, appeared on countless (usually FOX "News") TV programs, got himself an agent, and has been rumored to be shopping a book and looking for a Country & Western recording contract. Yesterday just may have changed all of that, with the mood of the country going in a different direction. But who knows, maybe the conservatives need something to cling to.
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Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a creepy-looking unlicensed handyman in Toledo, was a comical example of how desperate the McCain team became in the final two weeks of the campaign. Because this unappealing idiot was videotaped making a brief untrue claim to Barack Obama, who happened to be campaigning in Ohio near this idiot’s home, John McCain spent his final debate either talking directly through the teevee cameras to “Joe the Plumber” or grotesquely rolling his eyes and grimacing. The next day, Wurzelbacher’s story was easily proven false, and then he proceeded to embarrass the McCain campaign almost every day until, we hoped, he completely vanished forever on Tuesday. It is time to again say good-bye to this clown of lies. . .
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