[Guest post by DRJ]
Some people are doing everything they can to discredit Joe the Plumber:
The Toledo Blade says Joe isn’t a licensed or registered plumber and he has a tax lien on his house.
Andrew Sullivan #1 complains because Joe isn’t a licensed plumber and because he uses his middle name (Joe) instead of his first name (Samuel). “Next up: not actually a man?”
Andrew Sullivan #2 issues a correction [emphasis supplied]:
“Joe” the “Plumber”, pace HuffPuff, does not appear to be related to Charles Keating. Apologies for the link (now deleted).”
Democratic Underground has embraced the Keating meme and is convinced Joe is a Republican plant.
What did Joe do to deserve all this scorn? He had the audacity to ask Obama questions about his tax policies after Obama made an unscheduled stop at his home on Sunday afternoon as he “was playing football in his front yard with his son, Joey.”
The nerve of Joe.
Does that make Joey a GOP plant, too?
Meanwhile ABC reports John McCain plans to call and spend some time with Joe, which I think is an excellent idea. Joe and Sarah Palin are the most exciting people in the GOP — a real-life Joe Six-Pack and Hockey Mom.