Joe the Plumber talks to Editor and Publisher

Joe the Plumber has a one-to-one with Editor and Publisher. He gives his thoughts on the media, Sarah Palin, and of course Obama.
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LOGAN, UTAH Forever a part of American electoral history, Joe Wurzelbacher--better known as "Joe the Plumber"--is hitting back at the media for its coverage of him over the past year, telling Editor & Publisher the reporting has been "poorly done."

In a wide-ranging interview with E&P, Wurzelbacher also shared his thoughts on Sarah Palin (he hopes she doesn't run for president in 2012), Palin's references to him in her new book, and the charge that he has capitalized off the publicity that has come with being Joe the Plumber. He also called President Obama's ideology "unAmerican."

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_con...

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The prez is making Joe a rich man-which will irk the dems to no end!

What! I love Joe!

Palin/Plummer 2012!

They represent the best and brightest conservatives have to offer, you might as well combine them and get them out them out into the public a whole lot more!

If that's the "best and brightest conservatives have to offer," then the Old Right is truly doomed. I will cry the day I see Palin/Plumber on a ticket.

Are you also a Milli Vanilli fan?

I go by who the libs scream the loudest about, as to who's the best Republican in the mix. That would be Palin/whoever. The libs must be more stupid than even I think they are, if they think they're going to pick the Republican candidates in the upcoming elections by way of anti-Palin rants.

I'm not anti Palin! I love her. I wish she was on my TV talking all the time.

She is truly one of the smartest, hardest working intellectuals the right has to offer.

I hear Oprah is retiring. Maybe Palin could pick up the slack? It would be absolutely great to be able to hear her views daily. Tremendous input to the public debate.

Awesome! It would like Art Bell having a TV show!

Speaking of Palin, I found this to be a pretty interesting review of her new book, Going Rouge.

http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/11/20/sarah-palin-wwe-star/

Pink Slip

I found this interesting, too.
In particular, I enjoyed the invective rhetoric--
"sawdust -filled head," " IQ of a celery stalk,"
"Brainless political theater"...

Let's compare:
George Bush is dumb. Joe the Plumber isn't really a plumber. Sarah Palin is dumb. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.
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Clinton is a tax-cheat (Whitewater), a liar (need I go into this? 1) During marriage vows to Hillary 2) Gennifer Flowers affair 3) Paula Jones 4) " I did not have sexual relations with that woman...Monica Lewinsky"...and the list goes on and on....) and corrupt (Chinagate, Travelgate, Whitewater, Lincoln Bedroom fundraising). Clinton is also a thief and vandal (he left the Whitehouse with material that belonged to the American people. His staff vandalized the Whitehouse upon their exit).

So, which criticisms/facts have more substance?

Wow - someone has "Clinton Issues"...

Just because a Republican can put the word "Gate" at the end of a noun doesn't make everything an issue.

The Clintons should have just pulled a "Bush/Cheney" and refuse to answer any question about anything under oath, on the record or being recorded.

Liars allways think they can lie there way out of a situation....but at least you admit he lied under oath...that's a start....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

He should have just refused to go under oath just like Bush and Cheney when the white house outed an under cover CIA agent...

What CIA "agent"?

The one on the COVER of vanity fair?

The "covert" agent everyone in washington knew about because her husband likes to brag about it?

Oh...you are still mad that Rove didnt get perp walked....

LMAO....

Hey.... you hear the one about when the ACLU showed photo's of COVERT CIA AGENTS to GITMO terrorists?

Yeah..that was a real hoot...the Press was all over that one....shew...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I don't have Clinton issues--he's pretty benign these days, though I can place squarly on his shoulders some of our economic woes, since he signed the NAFTA.

Clinton is just a trope used to illustrate the differences in partisan criticism. Bush might mispronounce nuclear, and Palin might not understand foreign policy, but neither is dumb. Many conservatives have viable criticisms of both Bush and Palin--and even Joe-not-a-plumber. I agree with your last statement on Cheney/Bush, though both Clintons did ave to testify under oath in a number of those "gates." Which is worse? Lying under oath or refusing to say anything? I deem both deplorable. Neither takes responsibility for actions...

And the media--not "the" Republicans--tacked the "gate" on to everything Clinton was involved in. That was back in the good ol' days when it investigated and did stories no matter what club the crook was in.

Well, if Palin actually had a lengthy political career I'm quite certain we could apply additional tags to her. As it is, her lack of acumen will prevent her from any White House-related scandals. As it is, I agree Helen--we can hardly compare Sarah Palin to a President.

;)

Pink Slip

Well, she does have a political career, but she hasn't, as you imply, had the time to develop the sort of record that would lend itself to much criticism.

So the "other team" will have to resort to name calling because they've got little else? It might be humorous to claim she has the "brains of an innertube," but it isn't substantive.

I find this all fascinating: a) her ability to attract the media's attention b) her ability to attract the 'common man" fan (and I do mean fan) base, and c) the liberal/Democrat fear and loathing of her.

Frankly, I think that if this celebritization of Palin continues, it could distract from candidates of substance. I honestly don't think she will run for president, but there is a growing element that is going to want her to....

Now that I consider this situation, I see that it mirrors the Obama candidacy situation....people are looking for someone who they can identify with,someone who is "cool" and in many cases, that person is more attractive in the voting booth than someone who is more qualified. ( I call this the DuranDuran theory--they topped the charts for a year or more, and fizzled...They sold billions of records for a short time, in comparison to, Led Zepellin, who are not only musically more talented, but consistently sold/still sell albums for 40 years).

You don't think the subject of her intelligence is "substantive"? I think it goes right to the heart of the matter. Can we as a nation afford someone who doesn't seem to grasp public policy (at least in relation to her peers)?

Look, I pal around with liberals. Believe me, none of us are afraid of Palin. We are praying that she will get the GOP nomination, if she goes that route. She wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell in the general election. She's a political train wreck. But she's entertaining in a horrible way--like a reality show.

Pink Slip

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Maybe you should ask your comrades what they would do if she actually WON....

Buwhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Quote:
http://trueslant.com/matttaibbi/2009/11/20/sarah-palin-wwe-star/
"Sarah Palin’s battlefield, on the other hand, is whatever is happening five feet in front of her face. She is building a political career around the little interpersonal wars in the immediate airspace surrounding her sawdust-filled head. And in the process she connects with pissed-off, frightened, put-upon America on a plane that’s far more elemental than the mega-ditto schtick. (Rush Limbaugh)
With Going Rogue, the 2012 reality show has already begun. As brainless political theater, she can’t be topped. It’s just too bad for conservatives that she happens to be unsustainably divisive and, as Newsweek points out, a really good bet to permanently marginalize the Republican party by reducing it to a pissed-off, semi-coherent mob that repulses independent voters on a visceral level."
My Comment:
I will say the only brilliant thing she's done was quit that Governor gig that only paid $125,000/yr. She now will make millions bull shitting the buffoons that are willing to stand in the rain and buy the goofy book. We see this behavior in other manias such as Beanie Babies or Teddy Ruxpin always the brain dead who follow the Madison Avenue hype.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

LMAO....she really scares the living crap out you doesnt she...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Wolfman,
I agree with your Beanie Baby analogy, and I can see why you would love that link, since it resorts to playground bully-invective. That is pretty much your modus operandi when it comes to Fred's posts here.

tee hee hee

I'm not just finding fault with Palin its the whole political system. Many of you are too young to have a perspective on our system. Its a bipartisan game of musical chairs and when the music stops the American citizen is without the chair! What ever happened to public service? Now we have a bunch of flimflam artists running our country. All they mostly care about is their own little world not what happens to us in the Midwest. Politician Ronald Reagan one week out of office flew to Japan and gave a 10 minute speech for 1 Million cash. Then we have Bill Clinton who during 10 years out of office sold books and gave speeches for a 109 million take. Now we have Palin with dollar signs in her eyes quitting her Governorship to cash in on her celebrity.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Excellent point, well made, wolfman.

People will define the American Dream as the house witht he picket fence, or the opportunity to do what you want to do, or achieve beyond what your parents did, BUT the American Dream has really transformed into one big American Idol-like competition. The only way to BE somebody is to be a celebrity...and politicians have a more direct route than most.

What part did you like best-the 300,000 sold copies part?

Actually, I liked the part about her taking on the Mad Russian. But seriously, I am glad she is leading the GOP. She's as dumb as Joe the Plumber, but she's highly entertaining.

Pink Slip

Since you like her, you'll love this:

"AP source: Palin book sells big in first week

By HILLEL ITALIE (AP) – 11 hours ago

NEW YORK — Sarah Palin appears well on her way to becoming a million-selling author.

"Going Rogue" sold 700,000 copies — a number that includes pre-orders — in its first week of release, according to a publishing official close to the former Alaska governor. The official was not authorized to release the sales figure and asked not to be identified.

Palin's memoir came out Nov. 17 with a first printing of 1.5 million copies. On Friday, publisher HarperCollins announced that the printing would be increased to 2.5 million.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. "

And she deserves every cent!

God bless Joe and every legitimate United States citizen. Thankfully, justice cannot be denied forever and the fraud and foreigner, the president usurper, Obama/Soetoro/Obama, will soon be history, so help us God.

"I go by who the libs scream the loudest about, as to who's the best Republican in the mix."

Yeah, that's the GOP "platform" in a nutshell -- "pissing off" liberals. Of course, liberals don't really give a rat's ass about Sarah Palin or Plumber Joe, but don't let that stop you from living in a ridiculous fantasyland where liberals gnash their teeth over Glenn Beck's book sale numbers.

"And she deserves every cent!"

Yeah, just like Sasha Grey deserves every cent she makes!

No ofcorse not...Liberals dont give a crap about them...that's why they never mention them..or attack them..of insult them...of belittle them...or scoff at them...or declare them "dangerous"...or post on swamp bubbles about them....

Nope...they dont matter at all.....

If you guys had a brain you'd fein all this about Romney or huckabee...

Palin is the only one of them who has a chance and everytime you guys spew stupid crap about her...you out yourselves...

Oh BTW...I just heard Obama approved the patriot act again , he going to send at least some troops to afganistan....and he's not going to sign the land mine treaty either...

Must be Bush's fault somehow...

Have a nice day.

*waves*

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"If you guys had a brain you'd fein all this about Romney or huckabee..."

I'm not sure this makes any sense. Are you speaking in some kind of code that only Glenn Beck viewers understand?

"Oh BTW...I just heard Obama approved the patriot act again , he going to send at least some troops to afganistan....and he's not going to sign the land mine treaty either..."

Umm...okay...can you say "non sequitur?"

I love Non sequitur!!!...sure I can say it...

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/

And you know damn well what I mean..you just want to dance around it.....

If palin wasnt a threat...liberals would simply ignore her....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

her who-wears-short-shorts look on the cover of Newsweek caught the attention of every pimply-faced frat boy looking for a milf

a threat.

LMAO

"If palin wasnt a threat...liberals would simply ignore her...."

Nonsense. There are plenty of reasons to comment about public figures that don't involve feeling threatened by them.

Sweet Jesus!! Sarah Palin just sold another book!! I feel so threatened by that I think I'll go kick my dog!!

"There are plenty of reasons to comment about public figures that don't involve feeling threatened by them."

No doubt......as evidenced by all your posts....so when do you start?

*grin*

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Sasha Grey doesn't use a stand in when she's getting railed in the ass.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

Allways the class act....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Yet you can't even spell. Here's a tip: Lay off the wine coolers until you install a spell checker.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

#1...I hate spelling nazis.

#2...That would explain your coding skills alot...

#3...are you so ignorant that you dont know what "hand banana" is????

or are you bragging?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Hand%20Banana

I'm still laughing from when I first saw your nickname...

#4...wine coolers are for females and metrosexuals ....Men drink whiskey.

#5..see #3 again

#6...still laughing..

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I'll give you this: You're drinking brown liquor in season and you watch Aqua Teen Hunger Force. So you're not completely unreasonable.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

One out of two....

Ok so you were bragging...LMAO...

ATHF is stupid teenage trash...I only watch it long enough to reach the controller...

I do watch Anime on sat night though...bleach,fullmetal,moribito,deathnote,ghost in the shell, and blood

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I'll make you a deal: You tell me what your favorite Anime series is and I'll tell you what the inside of a vagina feels like.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

If your old lady is so loose you can fit your head in there to take a look...I wouldnt brag about it...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Oh no you dint!

I do'd it...

I was going to ask if he was going to turn himself inside out...but that seemed rather crude....

heh heh....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Not that you'd know.

Anime. Jesus Christ.

There's a city full of walls you can post complaints at

What?...you are unemployed as well?

I thought pussies were still in demand...

Good luck on the job search...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

LOL...point well-taken!

Gee...I hope the point wasnt taken in the same place.....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Obviously this thread is no longer about Joe or Sara.
why don't you two get a room? Maybe you couldn't????
:) :) :)

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