Why Joe the Plumber is a very smart man

Rick Moran
I'm sure you all remember Joe the Plumber, the ordinary guy who cornered Barack Obama on his tax proposals.*

Well, Joe got an education when he campaigned with John McCain - and he didn't like it one bit. It seems that Joe began to pepper John McCain with questions about the bailout and what he heard back disgusted him:

Recalling a conversation he had with McCain about the $700 billion financial industry bailout in September, Wurzelbacher said: “When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen.”

“I asked him some pretty direct questions,” he continued. “Some of the answers you guys are gonna receive — they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him.”

Asked why he didn’t leave McCain’s campaign if he was “appalled” by the candidate, Wurzelbacher said, “honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama as president scares me even more.”

How often does a regular Joe give voice to the thoughts of so many?

Joe also had praise for Sarah Palin:

While Wurzelbacher was critical of McCain during the interview, he had nothing but praise for his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal,” he said.

As I said - one smart dude, that Joe.

* An earlier version of this post stated that Joe the Plumber confronted Joe Biden instead of Obama. I regret the error.

I'm sure you all remember Joe the Plumber, the ordinary guy who cornered Barack Obama on his tax proposals.*

Well, Joe got an education when he campaigned with John McCain - and he didn't like it one bit. It seems that Joe began to pepper John McCain with questions about the bailout and what he heard back disgusted him:

Recalling a conversation he had with McCain about the $700 billion financial industry bailout in September, Wurzelbacher said: “When I was on the bus with him, I asked him a lot of questions about the bailout because most Americans did not want that to happen.”

“I asked him some pretty direct questions,” he continued. “Some of the answers you guys are gonna receive — they appalled me, absolutely. I was angry. In fact, I wanted to get off the bus after I talked to him.”

Asked why he didn’t leave McCain’s campaign if he was “appalled” by the candidate, Wurzelbacher said, “honestly, because the thought of Barack Obama as president scares me even more.”

How often does a regular Joe give voice to the thoughts of so many?

Joe also had praise for Sarah Palin:

While Wurzelbacher was critical of McCain during the interview, he had nothing but praise for his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. “Sarah Palin is absolutely the real deal,” he said.

As I said - one smart dude, that Joe.

* An earlier version of this post stated that Joe the Plumber confronted Joe Biden instead of Obama. I regret the error.