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Joe the Plumber is back. You remember him…the guy who pressed candidate Barack Obama about the constitutionality of paying taxes…the guy who candidate John McCain thrust onto the political scene at the behest of Sarah Palin? Yea, that guy.
Joe the Plumber has indicated that he’s running for Congress because he claims America is going down the toilet, and let’s face it, plumbers know this kind of stuff better than the rest of us.
But, you say, don’t candidates need to be flush with cash to run for office these days? Why yes they do. While plumbers do make a pretty good living compared to some other trades, an out-of-work plumber is a whole different story.
So, then, who do you suppose made Joe decide to take the plunge? We’d wager to bet it’s either Rupert Murdoch or the Koch Brothers. We all know that these guys just love to throw wrenches into political races, especially ones centered around highly charged Democratic primaries (Dennis Kucinich vs. Marcy Kaptur in 9th Congressional District).
Maybe becoming a Congressman is just a pipe dream for Joe the Plumber, but hey, with the right backing, who knows? At least that way, he’d have a job and no longer be a drain on society, and really, isn’t that what it’s all about these days?