30 October 2008

Say what?

Today in Ohio, at a GOP rally, John McCain introduced Joe the plumber as “an American hero, a great citizen of Ohio and my role model.” Am I the only one that sees anything wrong with that?

The funniest part is that Joe never showed up to that rally. It seems that, according to the McCain campaign, there was some sort of "miscommunication".

So, John McCain's role model is an unlicensed plumber who doesn't pay his taxes and doesn't bother to show up. As if I didn't already question his judgment from when he picked Sarah Palin for his VP. Is this a special talent that McCain has that he can pick the biggest whack-job in the room and proceed to inflict that person on the rest of the world?

For a much more intelligent outlook, check out this page by Government Shareholder, a blogger from Daily Kos.

Then, there's The Economist's endorsement of Barack Obama for President. You remember that magazine - it's one of Sarah Palin's favorite reads.

One more thing: Remember that McCain rally in Defiance, Ohio that Joe the plumber blew off?
According to MSBNC,

A local school district official confirmed after the event that of the 6,000 people estimated by the fire marshal to be in attendance this morning, more than 4,000 were bused in from schools in the area. The entire 2,500-student Defiance School District was in attendance, the official said, in addition to at least three other schools from neighboring districts, one of which sent 14 buses.

That's pathetic.


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