Monday, October 20, 2008


As I noted in my previous post, JOE THE PLUMBER has become a celebrity, political football, and is on the verge of becoming a cultural icon. He is loved by the Right and reviled by the Left, simply because he asked a very basic question to a presidential candidate and has done what McCain hasn't.He's put Obama on the defensive and it's sticking with ordinary Americans.

Byron York of the National Review has a great article about a recent McCain rally where some supporters that closely identify themselves with Joe, turned their anger at the media and how they have gone after JOE THE PLUMBER. Tito Munoz, an immigrant from Colombia and a construction worker, was one of these and he directed his frustration at David Corn,of Mother Jones. Here's the following exchange:

Photo by Andrew Coyne

The scene turned into a mini-fracas when David Corn, of Mother Jones, defended press coverage. Munoz was having none of it. Why, he asked, would the press whack Joe the Plumber when it didn’t want to report on Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, the former Weather Underground bomber? “How come that’s not in the news all the time?” Munoz said. “How come Joe the Plumber is every second? I’m talking about NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN.”A black woman with a strong Caribbean accent jumped in the fray. “Tell me,” she said to Corn, “why is it you can go and find out about Joe the Plumber’s tax lien and when he divorced his wife and you can’t tell me when Barack Obama met with William Ayers? Why? Why could you not tell us that? Joe the Plumber is me!”“I am Joe the Plumber!” Munoz chimed in. “You’re attacking me.”

David Corn's smug and arrogant response is typical of the media and its treatment of JOE THE PLUMBER. They can't understand why William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, ACORN, Odinga, or Obama's membership in the socialist NEW PARTY, is relevant but somehow the fact that JOE has a lien against him for state taxes, and is unlicensed, (by the way,I'm going to use a favored phrase of the democrats,"he's not unlicensed, he's undocumented") is relevant to this campaign and not the very relevant question he asked Obama.

David Gergen wonders why McCain didn't vet him!

The Left, on websites like the DailyKos and Huffington Report, along with like minded members of the media, have entertained a conspiracy that Joe was a McCain plant. This is so typical yet so laughable at the same time.Let's get this straight, years ago McCain and the republicans put Joe in this very neighborhood because they knew that one day, Obama would be the democratic nominee and he would walk through his yard campaigning. That's when they would spring Joe on him!

If there is an October suprise, and McCain pulls this out, it won't be due to his campaign,it will be due, in large part, to JOE THE PLUMBER!


Tito was on Hannity and Colmes and he was great,especially the part about intimidating Colmes.Enjoy.

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