Friday, October 17, 2008

Not a plumber etc.

Oh dear:
A day after making Joseph Wurzelbacher famous, referencing him in the debate almost two dozen times as someone who would pay higher taxes under Barack Obama, McCain learned the fine print Thursday on the plumber’s not-so-tidy personal story: He owes back taxes. He is not a licensed plumber. And it turns out that Wurzelbacher makes less than $250,000 a year, which means he would receive a tax cut if Obama were elected president.
Obviously the idea of Joe the Plumber was and is and always will be quite a bit more important than the reality of Joseph Wurzelbacher. But laid out like this it kind of makes an impression.

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