"Mess with Obama, and you'll never plumb in this town again." – James Taranto
But get a load of this, from the Associated Press:
"Joe," whose name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, was cited repeatedly in Wednesday night's final presidential debate by McCain for questioning Barack Obama's tax policy.
Joe isn't his real name! How can he be a common man with a snooty name like Samuel? And that middle initial J probably stands for Hussein or something. Oh, wait, never mind. According to the Courier Mail of Brisbane, Australia, his full name is "Samuel Joseph (Joe) Wurzelbacher." Joe is a nickname for Joseph. Just like that guy from Scranton.
It's all a bit reminiscent of the frenzied attacks on Sarah Palin in the first few weeks after John McCain nominated her–except that Palin at least is seeking political office, and thus can expect to be subjected to some degree of scrutiny. Wurzelbacher is just a private citizen who had the temerity to question the policy proposals of the media's anointed candidate.