Playing Games with the World

So, Sam Joe the Plumber, the beefy goofball from Smalltown, Ohio whom John McCain invoked about 666 times during the last presidential debate? A big fraud who may be nothing more than a shoddy plant from the McCain campaign!

First up, this from the New York Times:

An official at Local 50 of the plumber???s union, based in Toledo, said Mr. [Sam Joe] Wurzelbacher does not hold a license. He also has never served an apprenticeship and does not belong to the union. (The national plumber???s union, the United Association of Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Service Mechanics, endorsed Mr. Obama, it should be noted.) "He???s basically playing games with the world," Thomas Joseph, the local???s business manager, said in a telephone interview Thursday morning.

A fake plumber, huh? That's not so bad. But follow us down the rabbit hole just a little bit further, to where the truly repellent rabbits rest in their own filth. From the Huffington Post:

So, you remember Joe the Plumber, who John McCain kept relentlessly bringing up. … The fellow who said that Barack Obama 'tap dances better than Sammy Davis Jr.' … Well, it turns out he's the one gliding around the dance floor so much, you should expect to see him soon on 'Dancing with the Stars.' You see, Joe Wurzelbacher is apparently related to Robert Wurzelbacher. Who is the son-in-law of (are you ready…?) Charles Keating!

Yes, that Charles Keating. The Charles Keating involved with Senator John McCain in a trashy corruption scandal in the 80s.

Joe the Bummer, please get flushed.

Update: Whoops! Now the reports are that it's a different Wurzelbacher involved with Keating. Nevertheless, we still can't stand Joe the Plumber and his bald head.

Oct 17, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 28 Responses
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Comments (28)

No. 1 em says:

Awesome. Also, I totally have the Super Mario Bros. theme song stuck in my head now.

Do do do do do do do do do do do do-do-do-do do do do do do…

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 10:47 am
No. 2 admittedlyaddicted says:

Why does he have to be a plant? Why can't he just be another lunatic Republican?

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 10:52 am
No. 3 say what? says:

I had heard rumors that he was a McCain campaign plant from the very beginning…if true, I'm not at all surprised.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 10:52 am
No. 4 Sarah says:

Well, der.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 10:53 am
No. 5 JD says:

Wow. The plant who was supposed to make Obama look bad is actually related to guy who earned the Keating 5 their name. And the things this group did for business deregulation 20 or so years ago, helped to put us in the mess we're in now. He was also bitching about his taxes going up, but this douche only made 40k last year, AND OWES TAX MONEY ON IT. He should be supporting Obama because he would get a tax break. I wonder what these actual liscensed plumbers in unions think of Joe.

Is it just me or should we be more worried about Grampy's past associations more than Obama's?

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 10:55 am
No. 6 sar says:

With the exception of this one fern I had, I'd say this marks the first time I've mistaken a plant for a plumber.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 10:57 am
No. 7 Stoney says:

I suspected this fuckery from the beginning.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:04 am
No. 8 JD says:

I think Matt is Joe the "Plumber". Matt never said where he was from on any posts to my knowledge. Could be from Ohio.

BTW, has anyone heard the things spewing out of this guy's mouth? He really thinks we gave the Iraqi's freedom, and he thinks illegal immigration is a big deal. Joe, you live in Toledo O-Friggin-Hio. Who's coming across the border, Canadians??? And what do you think they're coming for, OUR healthcare system??? The guy's a baffoon.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:11 am
No. 9 sweets says:

They have outdone themselves this time! So, what do you guys think they will do next? BTW, "Wurzelbacher" is a pretty unusual name, so I would not be at all surprised to find that Joe/Sam is somehow related to the "other" Wurzelbacher associated with McCain. It is a little coincidental…

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:12 am
No. 10 Matt says:

Im from Florida.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:45 am
No. 11 say what? says:

sar, you funny.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:48 am
No. 12 oilybohunk7 says:

A lot of foreigners come to Ohio to work at Cedar Point in the summer. If they want to get paid, what, $8.00 an hour for standing outside in 90+ degree heat going over ride safety instructions 500 times a day all I have to say is "Welcome to our country!".

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:54 am
No. 13 kittenpaw says:

Cedar Point rules. I love Bonetown.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 11:58 am
No. 14 Matt says:

Bartow to be exact.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm
No. 15 oilybohunk7 says:

I love Cedar Point too! I don't think I'm going to make it there for Halloweekends this year which is a bummer. I went early in the summer though so I'll survive!

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm
No. 16 kittenpaw says:

Halloweekends is the shiz. I haven't been in a few years but Millenium Force is the best coaster ever!! That first hill, holy crap.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 12:19 pm
No. 17 oilybohunk7 says:

Millenium Force is my favorite! I love that coaster! Top Thrill Dragster and Maverick are my other favorites. I love how Frontier Town is super dark and people jump out at your during Halloweekends. My friend scares easily and they must smell her fear because they harrass her the whole night. I laugh every time she jumps and screams.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm
No. 18 jemms says:

I knew it. Lame.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 12:47 pm
No. 19 jemms says:

Plus, I had a doubt that he is somehow related to that Keating scandal; why? because it is socio-economics/class staus. Joe, the big Dork, is lower-middle class. Small town. Liar. Your simple dumb-ass who barely (probable) graduated high school. Now, this Keating a**hole. College educated, liar, wealthy. Why would they ever associate?….. socio-economic/class backrounds.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 12:52 pm
No. 20 Stoney says:

jemms, I associate with plenty of super wealthy folks and I'm just a poor copywriter. I'm just sayin'.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm
No. 21 queencrone says:

And, lets be honest, no matter what your socio-economic/class background, it's always good to have a plumber for a friend.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm
No. 22 Helen Skor says:

And a mechanic, qc. You can never have too many mechanics for friends (unless you don't have a car - then it doesn't matter).

I won't date a guy who doesn't at least know how to change his own oil. He doesn't have to actually do it regularly, he just has to know how.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 2:33 pm
No. 23 kittenpaw says:

My litmus test for men I associate with is if they can change a bicycle tube. I hate changing bicycle tubes. It gets my paws all dirty.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 3:10 pm
No. 24 UpChuck says:

I suspect some foul play here. You used to hear about Joe Sixpack. Now all you hear is Joe The Plumber. My opinion: Joe The Plumber, in a fit of jealousy, whacked Joe Sixpack over the head with a pipe wrench and buried him somewhere in Ohio, thus securing his place in the national spotlight.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 4:51 pm
No. 25 queencrone says:

I think that "Six Pack" is Joe's middle name.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm
No. 26 jemms says:

@stoney You may be friends with wealthy and vice versa, but generally, let's be honest, does not happen often. I do not want to offend you, Stoney. I am just pointing out some realities, that is all. But I agree with you as well. Cheers.

Posted: Oct 17, 2008 at 6:00 pm
No. 27 evil twin says:

Fuck all y'all. Cedar Point rulez!

Posted: Oct 18, 2008 at 12:15 am
No. 28 jemms says:

I actually had to google Cedar Point becasue I had no idea what that really meant. Sounds, um fun!

Posted: Oct 18, 2008 at 12:47 am
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