Friday, October 31, 2008

An American Hero??

Today McCain referred to Joe the Plumber as "an American hero," someone he plans to take with him to Washington to 'shake things up.'

What the bloody hell is hero-like about Joe the Plumber??? Really, I totally don't get it. He's a plumber...who's not licensed. He owes a bunch in back taxes. He is the hard-worker who wants to buy a business...only he doesn't (his boss has no plans to sell, and Joe doesn't have anywhere near enough money for said activity). He's an "average American"...who has a publicist, is working on a record and a book deal, and is thinking about a run for Congress.

What's the deal?? I was always taught that you "hire better than yourself." We've build a great department by always doing just that. But McCain keeps surrounding himself with these mediocre minds. Imagine who he'll have for a Cabinet, who he'll choose for judges, etc. if he gets into office.

I know it's not popular to say these days, but I want a President and all the people around him/her to be so much smarter than me that I wouldn't dare speak if we were to 'have a beer together.' The most powerful political positions in the world - seems a pretty reasonable request. Joe Wurtzelbacher and Sarah Palin? Not so much.

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