McCain Defends Joe the Plumber

MIAMI – Sen. John McCain offered a vigorous defense of Joe the Plumber today, accusing Barack Obama’s campaign of “digging through his personal life” because he asked Obama a tough question.

“I think Senator Obama could use a few more tough questions,” McCain said.

Joe Wurzelbacher, the plumber who questioned Obama about taxes in Holland, Ohio, turns out to owe back taxes and not hold a license for his plumbing work, according to news reports.

Read backgound on Obama’s attack dog tactics here:

and their glass houses:

“The response from Senator Obama and his campaign yesterday was to attack Joe. People are digging through his personal life and he has TV crews camped out in front of his house,” McCain told a rowdy crowd at Florida International University. “He didn’t ask for Senator Obama to come to his house. He wasn’t recruited or prompted by our campaign. He just asked a question. And Americans ought to be able to ask Senator Obama tough questions without being smeared and targeted with political attacks.”

……”Senator Obama says that he wanted to spread your wealth around. When politicians talk about taking your money and spreading it around, you’d better hold onto your wallet,” McCain said. “Senator Obama claims that wants to give a tax break to the middle class, but not only did he vote for higher taxes on the middle class in the Senate, his plan gives away your tax dollars to those who don’t pay taxes. That’s not a tax cut, that’s welfare. America didn’t become the greatest nation on earth by redistributing wealth; we became the greatest nation by creating new wealth.”

A quote from a poster on Gateway Pundit:

Paula said…
Will all the other blue collar workers catch on? Will the union workers see that the party that supposedly works for them instead holds them in contempt? Will they understand that they risk being vilified if they dare question their betters?

Joe the Plumber has me more riled up than any other story of this campaign season. My father was a blue collar man. My husband is a blue collar man. I am so angry about this, I can barely type.

11:40 AM

Let’s see how many ‘joes’ and ‘josephines’ out there actually get it come 4 November.

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