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Posted by on Oct 16, 2008 in At TMV | 26 comments

(Updated) Joe The Plumber Springs A Leak


I am a great believer in making one’s own luck, but at this point John McCain can’t catch a break.

His invocation during the debate of Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher was a winner, but Joe promptly threw a wet blanket over that modest coup in telling CBS News that Barack Obama’s response to a question that he had posed about the economy had left him feeling uneasy:

“I’ve always wanted to ask one of these guys a question and really corner them and get them to answer a question . . . for once instead of tap dancing around it.

“And unfortunately I asked the question but I still got a tap dance . . . Almost as good as Sammy Davis Jr.”

Ouch, ouch, ouch!

Wait. It get’s better.

Joe says that his exposure hasn’t yet resulted in getting more work, but that might be a problem because he doesn’t have a plumbing license. He claims he doesn’t need one because he only does residential work, but that doesn’t smell right.

Methinks that Joe will end up being relieved when his 15 minutes of fame are over.

Photograph by Jim Young/Reuters
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