IT’S ALIIIIIVE!!!!!!

John McCain has created a monster, and no, it’s not Sarah Palin.

No, I’m talking about one Joe (Sam) the Plumber (not really).  The Ohio dwelling plumber became an overnight household name when he decided to ask Barack Obama a question when the Democratic candidate was canvassing in Joe’s (Sam’s) neighborhood.  Though he lied about everything from his name to his income, John McCain nevertheless decided to use the everyman as an icon, a mascot to breathe life into the populist message of his campaign.

McCain ignored the blatant cognitive dissonance (Joe would actually get a bigger tax cut under Obama) and ran with it anyway, invoking Joe’s name nearly two dozen times in the final presidential debate, stitching Joe the Plumber into his stump speech, and creating one of the most surreal campaign ads based around Joe the Plumber.

Joe even managed to find himself as one of the main attractions at a Palin rally.

But just as Dr. Frankenstein’s monster would turn on its creator, it would seem that Joe has gone rogue, standing up McCain at another campaign rally today in which I guess he was supposed to be a guest.

Of course, Joe the Plumber has already benefitted beyond his wildest dreams as a McCain flack; Joe now is in talks to get a book deal, a country music contract, and even has his own publicist now.

Note to Senator McCain: I will gladly allow you to turn me into a mascot for your campaign for the next four days in exchange for a book deal and recording contract.  Understand, though, that my music will have to be nu metal or hardcore; I can’t stand country.

6 Responses to “IT’S ALIIIIIVE!!!!!!”

  1. terry says:

    I was just listening to NPR and they were speaking with Nicole Wallace about the McCain campaign calling Obama a Socialist.

    She actually said that it was Joe the Plumber that first said Obama was a socialist?!?

    I can’t tell whether she was praising Joe the Plumber for giving them that strategy. Or he was their justification for using it, because well if Joe the Plumber thinks that, then it must be so!

    It was a little scary.

  2. Kathy says:

    Joe the Plumber has already benefitted beyond his wildest dreams as a McCain flack; Joe now is in talks to get a book deal, a country music contract, and even has his own publicist now.

    Only in America. ONLY in America.

  3. icruise says:

    It certainly wasn’t Joe the Plumber who was the first to call him a socialist. I had been hearing it for weeks before at the rallies (for example the “I’m mad — I’m REALLY mad!” guy). What I don’t know is if the McCain campaign created it or just latched on to something that was already out there.

  4. tas says:

    I’ll play drums for the band. I’ve got speed metal/power violence experience, but prefer hardcore.

  5. SWEET! I got some sweet riffs on my axe! We just need someone that can growl really angry like!

  6. tas says:

    I can do that too, actually. For backing vocals at least…

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