Posted by: michelle2005 | October 16, 2008

Campaign Leaking Votes? Call “Joe the Plumber”!

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?)

Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher related to Charles “the Crook” Keating. Oops.

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.
Turns out that Joe Wurzelbacher from the Toledo event is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio. Who’s Robert Wurzelbacher? Only Charles Keating’s son-in-law and the former senior vice president of American Continental, the parent company of the infamous Lincoln Savings and Loan. The now retired elder Wurzelbacher is also a major contributor to Republican causes giving well over $10,000 in the last few years.
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.


  1. […] Linda wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher related to Charles “the Crook” Keating. Oops. October 15th, 2008 . by Marty […]

  2. There is always a story behind a story – and isn’t it interesting when it comes to light??!!!! thanks for this!!!

  3. To use a Republican term, “NAILED IT!” I imagine you’ve taken a lot of heat for this one. Yet, I must say I’ve been reading similar things for the past few hours. I purposely delve into bipartisan news and information in order to hear both side. Unfortunately, the Republicans have no other side than the usual smear tactics.

    The other day I read one of your articles in the NY Times. Again, I must say “NAILED IT!” You are a very proficient writer and communicator.

    Another thing that has always surprised me with your blog in particular is your knowledge on so many varied topics. Either you are of superior intelligence or are over 200 years old.

    Great post. I visit your site often and have printed out much of the things you write. Your posts usually get passed around the office. My partner said we should hire you as our PR person.

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