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#1 Comment By Larry George On October 16, 2008 @ 10:36 am


#2 Comment By eph ’07 On October 16, 2008 @ 10:38 am

very cute.

#3 Comment By Ronit On October 16, 2008 @ 10:45 am

This plumber is not wearing a flag pin. Why does he hate America?

#4 Comment By Soph Mom On October 16, 2008 @ 11:02 am

It’s Joe!

And he’s having a “confrontative” interaction with (the) John!

(I remember Playmobil, …sigh…)

#5 Comment By nuts On October 16, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

#6 Comment By nuts On October 16, 2008 @ 3:22 pm

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Joe the Plumber is actually not licensed.

Joe lied when he said he would be making enough to have his taxes raised under Obama’s plan. He claimed to be uncommitted, though he’s a Republican who registered to be able to vote in this spring’s primary. According to the rules Republicans would like followed, Joe the Plumber would be forced to cast a provisional ballot, since his name is misspelled in the voter rolls. He’s related to Charles Keating’s son-in-law. And he’s a tax cheat.

McCain wants to campaign with this guy.

The neo-con wing of the RNC has already dumped McCain and is running Palin for 2012.

#7 Comment By nuts On October 16, 2008 @ 3:50 pm

Just to correct a point, even though he is a name mismatch, Joe the plumber would get to vote since he registered in 1992. Under HAVA, the database mismatch only applies to new registrants and Ohio has decided this means since January. This fact should serve as the basis of an equal opportunity claim against disenfranchisement of the new voters.

#8 Comment By Parent ’12 On October 16, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

SophM: Yes- I, too, have fond memories of Playmobil. Maybe they’ll come out with a purple cow. Or, a collegiate set.

As for Joe, the plumber, I wonder how his business is doing with all the publicity.

#9 Comment By PTC On October 16, 2008 @ 5:07 pm

“You know, Social Security is joke. You know, I have parents, I do not need another set of parents called the government….”

Parent 12′- Not sure about how he is doing in regards to business, but the almost $1,200 in back income taxes he owes the state of Ohio is getting him a lot of publicity…. no doubt.

#10 Comment By Soph Mom On October 16, 2008 @ 11:08 pm

Just caught McCain and Obama’s speeches at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner. They were both terrific. They poked fun at themselves, at each other, at the parties…it was beautifully written hilarity.

Maybe it was my imagination, but there was an especially bittersweet tone to McCain’s speech, one could almost call it humility. One wonders where this more likable guy has been in the last few weeks.

And Obama? Well, McCain ended his speech ‘setting’ the stage for Obama by (good naturedly) insinuating that ‘really funny’ just might not be Obama’s strong suit. Guess what? Obama was terrific. He owned the stage. His humor was elegant, debonair, gracious…and imminently presidential.

It was a reminder of what we have been missing from these two men…and hopefully a teaser of what we can expect once this election winds up.

And I don’t mean the guffaws. I mean the ‘bien dans sa peau’ quality they both exuded…the ability to be ‘comfortable in their skin’… operating on all cylinders, so to speak….

#11 Comment By Soph Mom On October 16, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

Of course, the fact that they were both in ‘white tie’ may have worked it’s magic on me…

#12 Comment By nuts On October 17, 2008 @ 12:35 am

Presidential race polling data video.

#13 Comment By PTC On October 17, 2008 @ 3:07 am

Sph mom- There is something odd about the forum. I get it. But don’t you think that if you are saying your opponent “pals around with terrorists” in one setting, and then are seen joking with him about how you are using that politically in the next- that you are really making fun and belittling the very people you are trying to attract with your message? It was like McCain was laughing at his voters for accepting his message. Weird.

McCain ended his career on the side of division. He can make light of it, but win lose or draw, he is a divider now.

#14 Comment By frank uible On October 17, 2008 @ 7:09 am

Personally I’m far divided from both of these candidates and virtually any other candidate who would might have a not unreasonable chance of being elected President by the fact that I strongly disapprove of the things they must do to be nominated or elected or to govern – to use an old-fashioned word in summary, they are at the very least phonies.

#15 Comment By Soph Mom On October 17, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

Sorry, I can’t get it to link, but here’s a nice little ‘bi-partisan’ chuckle.