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Irony:

Designate Joe, a Plumber, as "everyman."
Give Joe, an "everyman," national publicity. Not as an everyman, but as Joe.

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spottedhyena
Oct. 22nd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
You couldn't very well give him publicity as an everyman because the moment he started getting publicity, he ceased to be an everyman.
pacerfox
Oct. 22nd, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
"Joe the Plumber" - Does not have a plumbing license, did not pay his taxes last year, is not a registered voter, is related to the Keatings (Big scandal involving McCain), is definitely a Republican plant.

So, I would suggest watering poor little Joe so he can grow to be a big Republican plant!
texasfanboy
Oct. 22nd, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
I knew that he was practicing business illegaly and evading taxes, but I didn't know he was tied to the Keating scandal -- or did you mean he's genetically related to the Keatings?

Spill! Please!
fizzitt
Oct. 23rd, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
As near as I can piece it together:

Charles Keating's son-in-law is Robert Wurzelbacher, who lives in Cincinnati. Joe The Plumber is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who also lives in Cincinnati. People speculated a week ago that RW was SJW's father, based on the names, location, and some other circumstantial evidence.

I haven't seen any definitive evidence that Joe is Keating's grandson-in-law, but I haven't really been looking for it, either. And it's crazy enough, in this election season, to be true.
kiwihedgie
Nov. 1st, 2008 08:58 am (UTC)
Ahh... Joe the Plumber
Actually, he apparently is registered to vote- just under a different first name (since "Joe" is apparently his middle name even though it's what he's known by).
And at least he told voters to go find out things for themselves- that alone made me shocked that McCain was letting him off a leash to talk to the press. Then again, it takes pressure off Palin.

Finally, although it's ironic that his media spotlight has made him no longer the everyman, it's terrifying that he thinks it entitles him to become a Country & Western star. Maybe he's been watching Paris Hilton recently- in the real world, just deciding randomly that you wish to propel your current (undeserved) fame into a career that (often) requires talent doesn't work simply because it sounds like fun.
Then again, if McCain wants to he (well, Cindy) could sponsor a thousand not-so-plumber Joes to musical success. Let's just hope that never happens...
lhexa
Dec. 23rd, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Think quantum physics. A sufficiently powerful observation of an ordinary person collapses his wavefunction and renders him unrepresentative. *grins* The process is easier with some.
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