Is the story below for 100% accurate? It’s not hard to connect the name Wurzelbacher to the “Keating Five”. Even if there was no credibility why could Senator Mc Cain use this individual, so emotionally, in his debate? The last thing Senator Mc Cain needs right now, are folks thinking about Charles Keating. Keep in mind, though, that “Joe the Plumber” has numerous issues that need answering. (He isn’t even a licensed plumber…Oops! Did I say that?)
October 15th, 2008 . by Marty
John McCain did great tonight in the debate. But every time John mentioned “Joe the Plumber,” some of us in the campaign banged our heads against the wall. If Steve Schmidt had any hair left, I hear he would have been pulling it out tonight. He reportedly screamed at John’s debate prep team tonight (out of earshot of reporters, of course). “You idiots – he’s related to Charles Keating… of the Keating Five scandal!” They thought they had a real live Joe Six-Pack who’s spurned Barack Obama’s tax plan. But what they forgot to do was check on Joe Wurzelbacher’s background.
Does any of this make Joe the Plumber a bad guy? Of course not. In fact, after that ill-fated night at the Watergate, he may finally be giving plumbers a good name. But at a debate where John goes full bore on Obama for guilt-by-association with William Ayers (and dodges a bullet by Obama not mentioning Keating Five), the press is going to bring it back front and center by midday tomorrow once they delve deeper into the most popular plumber in America.
This might remind you of the Paris Hilton scandal
– where one side of the McCain campaign attacked her in an ad, not realizing that her family were huge donors. I was the first to warn the campaign of the perils of miscommunication within the campaign, and that story flared for a week.
You folks will need to make up your own mind. Yet, with Senator Mc Cain’s selection of Gov Palin as his VP running mate…let’s most see that his judgement may not be as it should be.