Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Media Invents Another Joe the Plumber Story

Now here's the headline you'll probably see floating around today:

'Joe the Plumber' says support for Obama is vote for the 'death of Israel'

Just one minor little detail. Joe Wurzelbacher didn't say that. Good grief, can the headline writers at least read the copy submitted by the reporters?
Samuel "Joe the Plumber'' Wurzelbacher at his first campaign stop, sidestepped the economic message that his "Joe the Plumber Tour'' was designed to convey when he endorsed a statement made by a member of the audience in Columbus that "a vote for Obama is a vote to the death of Israel.''

"I agree with you,'' he said. "I really think that would be a problem.''

Rob Portman, a former Cincinnati congressman and White House budget director, served as emcee for Joe and the other "Joes'' that the tour was designed to highlight. He shook his head when asked after the Columbus event if he agreed that support for Mr. Obama was support for "death to Israel.''

He noted that the man who originally made the comment was not associated with the campaign. The man had identified himself as a Jewish senior citizen.
Wurzelbacher, like many others, likely agrees Obama wouldn't exactly be the best friends of Israel and considering his many raging anti-Semitic associates, that's a fair assessment.

More importantly, and more newsworthy, is the fact Wurzelbacher may be suing the goons who illegally searched through his records trying to smear him.
Mr. Wurzelbacher also said Tuesday he's considering a lawsuit over the fact that government workers have apparently searched some records pertaining to him since he challenged Barack Obama on his tax policy two weeks ago.

"I have contacted a lawyer,'' he said as he formally hit the political stump for the first time since his conversation with Mr. Obama in his Springfield Township driveway led to his name becoming synonymous with Republican John McCain's campaign.

"Other than that, that's as far as I've gone with it,'' he said. "I'd like to see justice done. That's just for other people who dare ask their elected officials a question. They shouldn't have to go through the scrutiny that I've gone through. It shouldn't have to bother their families the way it's bothered my family.''

Investigations are under way into why child support, driver's license, vehicle registration, and other computer records pertaining to Mr. Wurzelbacher had been accessed after he was thrust into the political limelight.
We know why they were accessed. Now just punish the offenders.

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