Here we go, folks:
“When I was face to face with him, my honest first impression was that I expected something more. I had heard so much about ‘his presence’ in the media that I was surprised to find that he seemed very average,” Mr. Wurzelbacher wrote in a live online chat on The Washington Times Web site.
“My gut feeling as he answered my questions? I was scared for America,” he wrote in response to a reader who asked “When you were face to face with Obama, what were you thinking and how did it feel?”
Okay, so Mr. Wurzelbacher is scared. Great. He’s essentially calling Senator Obama a liar, which isn’t surprising. I recall him saying “I’d pay less under Obama, if he’s telling the truth.” Yeah, he really had an open mind when he went to see Obama.
Joe Wurzelbacher is a plant. He may have planted himself, but he’s a damned plant. He went there looking for a sound byte and he got it. He’s a Republican. He’s registered as one. He votes as one. He gives money as one. And that’s absolutely fine, in every way. I really don’t hold it against him or anyone else.
But the man was a ringer. He’s shopping around an idea for a book. He’s talking about running for Congress. Great. It’s good to see someone living the American dream, and I wish Mr. Wurzelbacher well.
But let’s call him Joe Wurzelbacher. He’s not a plumber anymore (or at least, not for much longer). He’s a political operative.
“Scared for America” he says? Jackass.