For the record, I really do not care about Joe the Plumber’s background. All he did was ask a candidate for President a question, something I wish everyone got the chance to do at least once in their life. More power to him, and Obama seemed to enjoy the conversation, to boot. If I have the background right, Obama was right near his house, so he was not a plant, and then McCain foolishly thrust the poor SOB into the middle of a heated election. If anything, it makes me think less of the idiots in the McCain campaign, something I thought impossible. Now there are actual MSM reporters going all through his shit and posting it everywhere, and quite frankly, it sucks. Leave him alone. I am not saying you all have done anything wrong because I have not had time to check the comments today, but I looked at memeorandum and saw that mess and wanted to preempt any of it here.
Granted, the right-wing whinging is particularly rich after the Beauchamp/Schiavo/Graeme Frost incidents, and the attempts to blame media conduct in regards to Joe the Plumber on the Obama campaign are stupid and predictable, but just leave the guy alone. I don’t agree with him on a lot of issues, but the guy deserves the privacy I would want for myself and for the rest of you. And this, from the Counter-Sniffer in Chief, is just ridiculous.
On the other hand, it seems I have once again failed to be cynical enough in the Verizon/McCain thing.
At any rate, I may or may not be back later today, so here is a thread for you to talk about something other than that poor guy from Ohio who now has people digging all through his shit. Show some god damned decency, everyone.
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Folks, there is a marked difference between reacting to stupid things he tells the press and rooting through shit on the internet speculating about him. Comment all you want to any idiotic things he says.
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And I have to say that this, coming from the Counter Sniffer in Chief and high priestess of the wingnut lynch mob, is just ridiculous.