Who is Joe the Plumber," really"?
By David Neiwert Thursday Oct 16, 2008 8:59am
I guess it's no wonder that John McCain was so happy to use "Joe the
Plumber" as a debate prop last night. He's a partisan Republican who also happens to be a member of McCain's old friends, the Keating family.
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, having given well over $10,000 in the last few years.
Now I guess we know why Joe is telling the press that Obama is a "socialist" and that the Obama tax plan "infuriated" him. After all, it would hit families like the Keatings and their minions [and millions] the hardest.
Obama's economic-recovery plan would put the crimps on influence peddlers like McCain's old friends, the Keating Five. But he sure made for a good one-day story.