Republican Who Didn't Have "It" to Lose Riding the Crazy Train
That would be Not Joe the Not Plumber Who is not ever going to be in Congress. So I guess he has nothing to lose. A sane, trustworthy Republican (are there any left?) couldn't win this district so Not Joe certainly can't. Because among the other things he's not is a serous candidate. (Also, as his Democratic opponent, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, likes to point out, he is not a resident of the district).
At a fundraiser in Arizona (?), he decided to get all medieval on "Illegal immigrants," not exactly the biggest issue in northern Ohio where he was not campaigning.
"For years I've said, 'Put a damn fence on that border going to Mexico and start shooting … ' That's how I feel. I'm not going to hide it just because I'm running for office. I want the borders protected, and I'm very adamant about that," Mr. Wurzelbacher said.
Yeah, it must be so totally scary to be looking over your shoulder at the border of Michigan and always be wondering if you're safe .. from ... I dunno, Ted Nugent?
Kaptur issues a statement saying,
"Joe the Plumber's comments have no place in a civil society. A member of Congress is sworn to uphold the Constitution, not to take the law into his own hands. He should take back his words and apologize to everyone who respects life, the Constitution, and the rule of law.
Yup. Pretty much. This kind of talk has nothing to do with sane and vicil governing, just dick swinging from a guy who knows he is not going to win an election against a sweet-looking older woman in real pretty suits who, last Saturday when Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, just moved a big step closer to becoming chair of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most powerful members of Congress.
And Joe? He's not going anywhere and he does not have the balls to shoot anyone. Just look at what a big, brave man Joe is not:
He did not return a phone call from The Blade seeking comment.