“I’ll tell you what, we’d definitely be in one heck of a fight,” [Joe] Wurzelbacher said told Laura Ingraham on her talk show Friday, “but, you know, I’d be up for it.”
State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about “Joe the Plumber.” Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama. The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an example of an American who would be harmed by Obama’s tax proposals.Columbus Dispatch
Actually, my middle name is Joe too…
I’ve been busted by ABC News’ keen sense of investigative journalism.
I now must go into hiding.
Of course, his middle name is Joseph. Continuing to harp on this subject, reporter Jake Tapper alerted, “And it turns out Joe the plumber is not even technically named Joe…His name is Sam, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.” Now, although it took the media almost a year to report on Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s radical preacher, Bashir announced that in the case of Wurzelbacher, “It wasn’t long before the media pounced. But with the spotlight has come some scrutiny.” Before launching into an investigation of Joe the plumber, Tapper chided, “The McCain campaign did not necessarily vet Joe, it seems.” (Do voters need to be vetted before they’re allowed to ask Obama a question?)
Embarrass Obama, and expect the liberal media to go after you, no matter who you are: That’s what National Review journalist Byron York warned early Thursday afternoon.
He was quickly proven right by a story from reporter Larry Rohter in Friday’s New York Times, “Real Deal On Plumber Reveals New Slant,” in which Rohter took a wrench to Joe Wurzelbacher (aka “Joe the Plumber”), the citizen who dared to question Obama on his tax plan as the Democrat campaigned in his neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio. Obama responded with a classic paleo-liberal cliche: “I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”