Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who the hell is Joe The Plumber?

There's a picture of him right here. Video, in fact.

From that story:
To evaluate how Wurzelbacher and his wife would fare under Obama, one would need to know his wife's income (if any) plus what the plumber meant when he told Obama that the company he is getting ready to buy "makes" $250,000 - $280,000 per year.

Was Wurzelbacher referring to gross revenue or net profits?

Obama's higher taxes on small businesses would be leveled against those whose net profits exceed $250,000 per year, according to Obama's campaign.
Then there's this, from Joe's CBS interview, as quoted by Ben Smith on The Politico:
He also says he actually isn't in the bracket where Obama would raise his taxes -- but he's worried that Obama will shift the bracket down.

He also said that, in his encounter with Obama, the Illinois Senator (did) "a tap dance...almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr."
I added the "did." Seemed like there was a word missing.

By the way, I would hope for better confirmation of this than two anonymous sources, but the word on the street is that Mr. The Plumber is not registered to vote.

UPDATE: Mr. The Plumber told Good Morning America that he is, in fact, registered to vote. Featured story on Yahoo! right now. And Ben Smith has run a correction, saying the Ohio press has discovered he was registered, just under a slightly mis-spelled name. When your name is Wurzelbacher, that's bound to happen.

1 comment:

Nick said...

He is registered... as a Republican, which should make this story far less compelling.