"Joe the Plumber" is Joe Wurzelbacher. His father is Robert Wurzelbacher, son-in-law of Charles Keating of Keating 5 fame. Wurzelbacher was an executive of American Continental Corporation, the parent company of Charles Keating's Lincoln Savings. Lincoln Savings was the bank that cost American taxpayers $3.4 billion (see September 20 post for more on Keating-McCain). The father pleaded guilty to misappropriation of funds and did time in prison. Nice shout out McCain! Or maybe it was a different Robert Wurzelbacher. Jones, Smith, Jackson, Wurzelbacher, an easy mistake right?
Tell enough big lies and maybe you'll be the next president. Lord knows we've gotten used to liars in the White House.
Two other points: 1) the supposedly average Joe the Plumber is looking to buy a business for $1.25 million. He aint' poor. 2) the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters has endorsed Barak Obama, just in case Joe the Plumber doesn't know. "Obama will help us keep existing jobs and work to develop new, higher paying jobs here in America, reform our health care system, fix our ailing schools and make sure that the pensions of our retirees are safe," the UAPP said.
15 minutes of fame indeed?!@#$