Enough Of “Joe The Plumber” Already!October 28, 2008
Ok, I realize that the media was going to glom onto this guy when he came up a bazillion times in the debate, but enough is enough. It has gotten to the point where “Joe” is not only on the campaign trail with McCain/Palin, but the media is reporting his statements as if he’s a candidate himself. Just check this out:
That’s an actual headline. On Fox.
So, naturally, Shep Smith had to call him up and give the “could you explain that?” interview.
Or how about this:
That’s an AP headline.
The Columbus Dispatch.
Is it just me, or does this “Joe the Plumber” blitz give you the feeling that we’re living in a children’s book? Are we all six year-olds?
Apparently, McCain thinks so, as he’s adopted and embraced the Toys ‘R’ Us-esque marketing gimmick and plastered him all over his campaign website as well:
Go here, and you’ll see videos of Brad the Welder, Jeff the Truck Driver, Tara the Teacher, Josie the Transcriptionist, Jeff the Realtor, etc.
I realize that most of the country doesn’t give a rat’s hinder what my opinion is. OK, scratch that. Most of the country doesn’t know who the heck I am. But I certainly wouldn’t expect Fox or the AP to pick up the Chamber, anyway. Chen the Salesman hasn’t gotten the attention of David the Campaign Strategist, I guess.
Hey, NO FAIR!!!
And with great hesitation to click “publish”, I dub this the one and only Official Chamber “Joe the Plumber” thread.