Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Dear Media,

You're trying too hard.
Fresh off his stint as a war correspondent in Gaza, Joe the Plumber is now doing political strategy with Republicans.

When GOP congressional aides gather Tuesday morning for a meeting of the Conservative Working Group, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher – more commonly known as Joe the Plumber — will be their featured guest. This group is an organization of conservative Capitol Hill staffers who meet regularly to chart GOP strategy for the week.
Yes, Joe the Plumber is going to Capitol Hill. He'll take an hour to gladhand and take pictures with the group of 20 and 30 somethings that currently help run Congressional Offices.

But implying that Republicans are using him to chart strategy is just silly. And not even close to reality.

It's simply a mutually beneficial arrangement for Joe cashing in on his name and this small group of Republican staffers that want to meet a star of the campaign trail.

It's no different than celebrities coming to the Hill to testify on an issue.

Sigh. The media annoys me.

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