Meet the improbable Joe the Plumber

OH MY GOODNESS. Here’s the video of how Barack Obama had handled “Joe the Plumber,” the encounter which opponent John McCain made the centerpiece of the last presidential debate. Given that this happened the day of the debate, and “average Joe” was parroting McCain lingo talking points, what odds do you want to give that the “Joe Wurzelbacher” encounter wasn’t planned? But McCain should have taken heed of how well Obama handled the question. Now guess what. Joe Wurzelbacher, who later told Katie Couric that Obama “tap dance[d] … almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.” isn’t listed on voter rolls!

3 thoughts on “Meet the improbable Joe the Plumber


    Apparently, Joe dislikes taxes so much that he’s had a tax lien placed against him by the State of Ohio in Lucas County, OH, where he lives.

    MONETARY AMOUNT: $1,182.98 DOCKET/PAGE: DOC 460 PG 303

    Link to POLITICO:

    Should also come as no surprise that he’s not an “undecided voter” as he claims, but is actually a registered republican McCain supporter.

    Oh, and he’s not even a licensed plumber.

    Link to JEDREPORT.

    Joe, Joe, Joe. Haven’t you heard of the intertubes?


    There are some interesting little diddies over on the Kos about joe the republican plumber. Don’t you just love those guys 😉

    Link to KOS.

  2. Obama forgot to mention to Joe that he is going to help give away $700,000,000,000 to prop up Wall Street corporate criminality all the same time while he supposedly will be lowering taxes! And besides, the real Joe the Plumber is Obama’s VP running mate, too. Watching this video I felt like I was being shotgunned with bullshit from ‘both’ sides.

  3. Since his name isn’t actually a common one like say, Joe…

    and his last name isn’t nearly as common as smith, jones, brown, johnson..

    Samuel ‘Joe’ Wurzelbacher is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio.

    Who’s Robert Wurzelbacher? Charles Keating’s son-in-law and the former senior vice president of American Continental, the parent company of the infamous Lincoln Savings and Loan.

    The now retired elder Wurzelbacher is also a major contributor to Republican causes giving well over $10,000 in the last few years.

    So: coincidence of names, or something more?

    The linky maybe not worky. This was from a post by ShawnGBR, on

    here’s the link

    It just gets better and better.

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