“Joe the Plumber” gets his 15 minutes…
…And as predicted, he may want to give it back. Read the rather funny Times’ “Caucus” piece about “Joe the Plumber,” star of last night’s debate…Or, rather, Samuel J. Wurzelbacher. And he’s actually not a plumber. But he is an angry Republican who owes back taxes and may not actually pay any extra taxes if he buys the plumbing business he has his eye on.
Oh, and he has a way with words:
Mr. Wurzelbacher told Ms. Couric that his encounter with Mr. Obama was a matter of impulse. “Neighbors were outside asking him questions, and I didn’t think they were asking him tough enough questions,” he said.
He went on, “You know, I’ve always wanted to ask one of these guys a question and really corner them and get them to answer a question,” he said, “for once instead of tap dancing around it. And unfortunately I asked the question, but I still got a tap dance.”
He added, “Almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.”
Nice. I wonder how McCain would do under Joe’s questioning. Maybe Walter Brennan?