Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fun with Joe the Plumber

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(Picture courtesy of CNN)

One of the big criticisms of the McShame choice of Spunky Palin was that they didn't do their research. If they knew in August what I knew in July, they would never have considered the choice.

That same great lack-of-planning was evident last night when John spoke about "Joe the Plumber." If ONLY they'd done the slightest bit of research!

They would have found out that there are some questions about Joe's status as a registered voter. Yes, he's registered, but under a slightly different name. From the Toledo Blade:

Linda Howe, executive director of the Lucas County Board of Elections, said a Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, whose address and age match Joe the Plumber’s, registered in Lucas County on Sept. 10, 1992. He voted in his first primary on March 4, 2008, registering as a Republican.
We know this because the nice people over at Daily Kos checked the addresses. And yes, that's plural, because they found that while Joe wants to buy a plumbing company, he already owns several companies.

Remember, Ohio is the state under court decision to get their voter rolls cleaned up by Friday. While that decision was appealed last night, if it stands, Joe could get ousted from the rolls if he were a first time voter. Not like that EVER happens. Well, not to Republicans. But, you know, he wasn't always a Republican. Nope, member of the Natural Law Party.

UPDATE: It gets better. Joe doesn't pay his taxes.