So, there are still no naked Palin pictures–you’d think after all the searching, there would be some. But there is evidence that Joe The Plumber has a butt crack (and there are pictures!) and the MSM means to find it and now, because if you didn’t see it within the next 20 days, you couldn’t be sure if he’s qualified to be a…well, a plumber.
Luckily, the major news networks know what the important issue is today: 1) electing Barack Obama and 2) Smearing anyone who interferes with #1 (So far: Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber–we all know Bill Ayers is a feather in his Leftist cap–don’t want to investigate him too closely)! Phew. Glad we have our priorities straight.
In the meantime, some thoughts on Joe:
“We’ll see if he still doesn’t like socialism after we take his livelihood away”, said one high-ranking CBS official.
Sources close to the story, who refused to comment on the record, gave us the scoop:
“The man’s possibly a terrorist and obviously white. I’m not sure which is worse but this questioning of President Obama’s Wealth Reallocation Initiative will be a felony by the time he’s brought to justice.
Media spend more time investigating Joe’s tax problems than Barack Obama’s. In what kind of nation, do the media investigate critics more than candidates?
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey’s take:
There is a stench of desperation surrounding this, as if they sense defeat coming from a moment of honesty from Obama about his real intentions to institute a regime of redistribution. They want to discredit the man who only asked the question as if he’s some political operative who magically forced Obama to sound … well, a little like a Marxist. Why? They want to distract people from Obama’s answer by sliming the man Obama picked at random to ask a question.
Michelle Malkin has the best response of all: “He’s not “unlicensed.” He’s “undocumented.”
Note: Man, I wish I had thought of that. All this time Mr. Chuckles has been yammering on about how insulting it is to be up against unlicensed construction guys in California when he should be happy that an honest, hard-working undocumented (even if it’s legal in Ohio, but whatever) plumber.
According to hard reporting done at StoptheACLU by ArrMatey (yes, this anonymous reporter has done more grunt work than many, if not most, of the media):
Mr. Newell is licensed. [Joe’s boss–ed.] He is licensed in Lucas County. His license number starts with the digits 329 and then has two more digits. I don’t see any need to post more identifying information about innocent people. Search here, plug in the right parameters, and you can download the list of all licensed plumbers in Lucas County, Ohio. It is not difficult, though you have to provide information about yourself as the requester of the information.
And more than that, Joe the Plumber is compliant with all the Ohio apprentice laws. Not that it matters at this point.
And finally, from Iowahawk, the manly, mechanical, car-lovin’, beer drinkin’, bar-fightin’ pissed off blogger:
Politicians — Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, et al. — obviously have to put up with some rude, nasty shit, but it’s right there in the jobs description. Joe the Plumber is different. He was a guy tossing a football with his kid in the front yard of his $125,000 house when a politician picked him out as a prop for a 30 second newsbite for the cable news cameras. Joe simply had the temerity to speak truth (or, if you prefer, an uninformed opinion) to power, for which the politico-media axis apparently determined that he must be humiliated, harassed, smashed, destroyed. The viciousness and glee with which they set about the task ought to concern anyone who still cares about citizen participation, and freedom of speech, and all that old crap they taught in Civics class before politics turned into Narrative Deathrace 3000, and Web 2.0 turned into Berlin 1932.0.
Freedom…..thy name is Obamedia.