Thursday, October 16, 2008
Say It Ain't So McCain! Say It Ain't So!
Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher related to Charles Keating-of the Keating Five Scandal!
Seems the Republicans thought they had a real live Joe Six-Pack that rejected Barack Obama’s tax plan. But what they forgot to do was have someone check Joe Wurzelbacher’s background.
Turns out that Joe Wurzelbacher is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio. Robert Wurzelbacher is 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 giving well over $10,000 in the last few years.
It just gets better and better for Joe The Plumber.
His full name is Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher. He owes back taxes. He doesn't have a plumbers license. He never completed an apprenticeship and he doesn't belong to the plumber's union (which endorse Obama). And the plumbing business he wants to buy, Newall Plumbing & Heating, is a two-man operation.