12) Joe the Plumber
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Published: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2009 15:11
This week, we salute you, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher. Straight out of Ohio, the battleground state, we knew you had it in you to become the next big thing on the Republican campaign trail. With your lack of hair and a plumbing license, you were just the average Joe that John needed to reach out to middle-class Americans in the third and final presidential debate.
Mentioned 26 times, McCain knew it was in his party's best interest to focus on your personal hardships over the hardships of, you know, the country. Joe, you were mentioned almost double the amount of times the economy was addressed. The fact that Obama's tax plan might not work for you is obviously the general standard that means it sure as hell isn't going to work for us SAVW who are also a part of the upper-class, making $250,000 a year. As a small-town guy without an actual license, that's what you're making, right? Yeah, us too.
In according to Obama's tax plan, we should all be afraid of the making more than $250,000 annually. We should essentially be afraid of the American Dream. We might one day uphold a steady hefty income for our families, and god forbid we have to pay taxes! We might have to wait even longer than Wall Street did for a bailout from our loving government!
Joe, the SAVW want to thank you for reminding us that there are more important things to worry about than the $150,000 Republicans spent on Sarah Palin's wardrobe. We know it's not always about writing ground-breaking articles, accumulating over 1,000 hits weekly, and looking absolutely fabulous as we do it.
But, I think we would all agree that it helps.