Meet Joe the Plumber's Brother: Rick the Trader

Last year a casual neighborhood visit from Obama, during a photo-op door-to-door campaign, produced Joe the Plumber.  Now, from an equally unlikely source (CNBC), comes Joe's blood brother -- Rick Santelli. The issue is still the same: spreading the wealth.In case you’ve been sequestered on a murder jury the last few days, Santelli did a five minute rant on CNBC ripping Obama's bailout plans.  See the video here.The audacity of this obscure CNBC correspondent! This upstart, Rick Santelli! His network colleagues, NBC’s Brian Williams and talk show host Matt Lauer, interrogated Santelli on air, with negative results.   White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Santelli doesn’t know what he’s talking about and invited him to the White House for a cup of decaf coffee. (The implied smack is that Rick the Trader needs to calm down.) Here’s Santelli’s background :A veteran trader and financial executive, Santelli has provided live...(Read Full Post)

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