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.
Amman September 1-October 13
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