Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Joe The Plumber: Foreign Relations Expert

It never gets old with the McCain campaign, does it? First, John McCain undermines his Obama is inexperienced and lacking in foreign relations meme by picking Sarah "my expertise in foreign relations comes from being able to see Russia from my house" Palin. Now, it seems, JoeSam the unlicensed plumber's role in the campaign has been expanded beyond domestic issues.
The all-out effort from John McCain's presidential campaign to scare voters into backing the Republican candidate continued apace on Tuesday as McCain surrogate Joe the Plumber agreed that a Barack Obama presidency would mean the "death of Israel" and end democracy in America.

The Ohio plumber, who has no license and is actually named Samuel Wurzelbacher, spoke at a McCain campaign event in Columbus Monday. A McCain supporter asked if "a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel." JTP hardly batted an eye.

"I'll go ahead and agree with you on that," Wurzelbacher said. RAW Story
JoeSam's foray outside his expertise in economics is seen as a way to not only reinforce the foreign relations sentiments McCain surrogates have already rolled out to Jewish voters but also serves to prime the market for the campaign's upcoming ads. While the McCain campaign hesitates to distance itself from the future member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, even Shepard Smith of FOX NEWS felt compelled to push back:


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